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Today in History September 30, 2009
1630 - John Billington was hanged for murder. He was the first criminal to be executed in the American colonies.
1777 - The Congress of the United States moved to York, PA, due to advancing British forces.
1787 - The Columbia left Boston and began the trip that would make it the first American vessel to sail around the world.
1846 - Ether, an experimental anesthetic at the time, was used for the first time by Dr. William Morton at Massachusetts General Hospital.
1861 - Chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley, Jr. was born.
1882 - In Appleton, WI, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began operating.
1946 - An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.
1954 - The U.S. Navy commissioned the Nautilus submarine at Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered vessel. The submarine had been launched on January 21, 1954.
1971 - The Soviet Union and the United States signed pacts that were aimed at avoiding an accidental nuclear war.
1971 - A committee of nine people was organized to investigate the prison riot at Attica, NY. 10 hostages and 32 prisoners were killed when National Guardsmen stormed the prison on September 13, 1971.
1976 - California enacted the Natural Death Act of California. The law was the first example of right-to-die legislation in the U.S.
1994 - The space shuttle Endeavor took off on an 11-day mission. Part of the mission was to use a radar instrument to map remote areas of the Earth.
1998 - Gov. Pete Wilson of California signed a bill into law that defined "invasion of privacy as trespassing with the intent to capture audio or video images of a celebrity or crime victim engaging in a personal of family activity." The law went into effect January 1, 1999.

Texas students without vaccines to be sent home from school -- Thursday is the deadline for kindergartners and seventh-graders in Texas to meet new vaccination requirements. By law, students who have not received the necessary shots -- or a waiver -- by then are not allowed to attend school.

Paramilitary force to boss internment camp in Montana -- Since the camp is currently empty, a private paramilitary unit calling itself American Police Force has been hired by local authorities to boss the facility. However, as we reported earlier, APF, which has all the hallmarks of being another Blackwater, has virtually occupied the town, festooned their vehicles with police decals and started carrying out law enforcement duties.
Check Out the American Police Force LOGO & who they are!
Serbian Forces logo compared to American Police Group -- Serbian Forces logo image is exactly what is found on the double headed eagle that makes up the logo of the American Police Force that is taking up shop in Montana today???
VIDEO: Photo tour of Hardin Montana prison
Questions swirling around jail deal in Montana -- Government databases show no record of American Police Force!
Letter from Governor of Montana pertaining to Hardin prison -- "I know that emotions are running high on this issue in Hardin. I suggest the best way to make progress is to take your city attorney’s advice, as reported in the Billings Gazette on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, to stop pointing fingers and try to find some ways to use the facility."
Info on American Police Force -- why does the American Police Force use Serbia's coat of arms? NOTE: American Police Force website no longer comes up!!

Xerox becomes a red light camera company -- Federal judge sends Oklahoma sheriff and deputy to jail for two years for pulling over and stealing from drivers.

Flu trends chart -- Shows dramatic rise in last week - Check out the United States flu activity.

The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in American Police Departments -- One of the most alarming side effects of the federal government's war on drugs is the militarization of law enforcement in America. There are two aspects to the militarization phenomenon. First, the American tradition of civil-military separation is breaking down as Congress assigns more and more law enforcement responsibilities to the armed forces. Second, state and local police officers are increasingly emulating the war-fighting tactics of soldiers.

Ramsey county Minnesota hold mass vaccination drill -- Get a free $10 gas card for participating! They're holding a mass vaccination drill called "Operation Big Shot" today to test their ability to immunize a lot of people quickly. To entice volunteers, they will be given a $10 gas card after their shifts.

Military to get mandatory swine flu shots soon -- A top U.S. military commander says troops will begin getting required swine flu shots in the next week to 10 days. Active duty forces deploying to war zones and other critical areas are at the front of the vaccine line.

Swine flu activity jumps -- According to the Marin County Health and Human Services' latest Influenza Surveillance Update, September debuted to "widespread influenza activity" in 21 states. The CDC characterized this as "very unusual" for September.

Funeral homes prepare for possible H1N1 surge -- As Americans await the release of the H1N1 vaccine, companies, families and individuals are doubling down their efforts to inoculate themselves against the possible pandemic.

H1N1 picks up steam 1 week before release of vaccine -- Twenty-one thousand college students are sick, public schools across Texas and Oklahoma are closing, and more than half the 50 states are reporting widespread flu activity.

H1N1 vaccine insert admits it causes Guillan Barre syndrome & other problems including death -- The package insert for the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine manufactured by Novartis has been leaked on the Internet. According to that package insert, the vaccine (based on an earlier vaccine product known as Fluvirin) is known to cause a whole host of very nasty side effects such as guillain-barre syndrome, vasculitis, anaphylactic shock and even death.

Curcumin & Vitamin D3 may dissolve plaque of Alzheimer's disease -- Research into methods of preventing or reversing the damaging effects on the brain caused by Alzheimer's disease is heating up -- namely with a common spice, turmeric, and something so simple, the sun.

Homeopathy for H1N1 by Dr Carolyn Dean -- The Indian Department of AYUSH (alternative systems) advises the use of homeopathic Arsenicum alba 30, one dose for three consecutive days as preventive for Swine flu.

Senior official in Bush administration domestic propaganda program ramains on Obama administration -- A key senior figure in a Bush administration covert Pentagon program, which used retired military analysts to produce positive wartime news coverage, remains in the same position today as a chief Obama Defense Department spokesman and the agency’s head of all media operations.

Solar panel theft in California wine country -- Wine Country is experiencing an unusual crime spree. The target of the thieves isn’t an expensive merlot or pinot, but something less fruity: solar panels.

GlaxoSmithKline accused of profiteering on flu vaccines -- Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline was accused of cashing in on swine flu after it revealed its profits have risen 10 per cent since the virus was identified.

VERY important vaccine question -- The National Autism Association has posed a poignant, and long overdue, question to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): How much longer will you approve vaccines that haven’t been tested in combination with one another? Read More...

Ghadafi said during UN speech that H1N1 is an artificial bioweapon...maybe he's not so crazy? -- H1N1 Swine Flu Is an Artificial Bioweapon says Libyan Leader Announced in United Nation Assembly. (comment starts at 1:58 minutes)

Inside the Navy's command center of the future -- Take a look across the so-called Navy Command Center of the Future, a prototype facility being built at the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific in San Diego and which is intended to show senior decision makers in the Navy and other military services, what is possible when it comes to actionable working environments.

Oklahoma sheriff convicted of stealing cash from motorists -- Federal judge sends Oklahoma sheriff and deputy to jail for two years for pulling over and stealing from drivers.

Fed’s Alvarez Says Audits Could Lead to Higher Rates -- Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his colleagues are trying to persuade lawmakers not to pass legislation sponsored by Representative Ron Paul of Texas that would repeal the central bank’s immunity to audits of monetary policy. Fed officials used emergency powers to protect creditors of Bear Stearns Cos. and American International Group Inc. during the financial crisis, prompting congressional scrutiny.

Read this Senators: Taiwan's universal health care system provides coverage for $21 a month -- When people ask why I oppose Obama's health care reform proposals, I point out what a consumer (and employer) rip-off the current system of pharmaceutical medicine really is. Americans are victims in a monopoly medical scam that's enforced by the FDA and FTC with lots of propaganda support from the mainstream media and Big Pharma. This fraudulent monopoly system causes Americans to pay the highest prices in the world for pharmaceuticals and health care, even while receiving remarkably poor results in their own health status.

Dozens die as Tsunami hits Samoa after 7.9 earthquake -- A powerful tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake killed more than two dozen people and wiped out several villages in the tropical islands of American Samoa and Samoa early on Tuesday there, according to officials and local residents who were working to assess the damage.

THE DESTROYERS WHO CONTROL CONGRESS, THE WHITE HOUSE & MEDIA by Devvy Kidd -- ho really controls Congress, the White House and the media? Who are "they"? The Bilderberg Group. The Council on Foreign Relations. The Tri-Lateral Commission. Let's start with those. Read More...

Andy Williams accuses Obama of Marxism -- A powerful tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake killed more than two dozen people and wiped out several villages in the tropical islands of American Samoa and Samoa early on Tuesday there, according to officials and local residents who were working to assess the damage.

Today in History September 29, 2009
1789 - A regular army was established by the U.S. War Department with several hundred men.
1902 - David Belasco opened his first Broadway theater.
1930 - Lowell Thomas made his debut on CBS Radio. He was in the radio business for the next 46 years.
1943 - U.S. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marchal Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice aboard the British ship Nelson.
1962 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy nationalized the Mississippi National guard in response to city officials defying federal court orders. The orders had been to enroll James
Meredith at the University of Mississippi.
1967 - The International Monetary Fund reformed monetary systems around the world.
1978 - Pope John Paul I was found dead after only one month of serving as pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.
1982 - In Chicago, IL, seven people died after taking capsules of Extra-Strength Tylenol that had been laced with cyanide. 264,000 bottles were recalled.
1983 - The War Powers Act was used for the first time by the U.S. Congress when they authorized President Reagan to keep U.S. Marines in Lebanon for 18 more months.
1984 - Irish officials announced that they had intercepted the Marita Anne carrying seven tons of U.S.-purchased weapons. The weapons were intended for the Irish Republican Army.
1988 - The space shuttle Discovery took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It was the first manned space flight since the Challenger disaster.
1994 - The U.S. House voted to end the practice of lobbyist buying meals and entertainment for members of Congress.

18 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN AGAINST THE FLU By Bill Sardi -- This year it is more important that you protect your children and loved ones from the flu vaccines than influenza itself. Read the 18 reasons!

City of Hardin Montana to become a police state under American Police Force, a private security firm -- The jail in Hardin has been empty for about two years, but on September 4th officials with the Two Rivers Authority, the economic development agency that paid for the facility, signed a contract with a private police firm called American Police Force to fill the jail.
Related Article: American Police Force - Mysterious US Security Force Raises Questions
* Comment on above from An email Steve Quayle received from someone who lives there

Michigan Authorities Attack Woman for Babysitting Neighbor Kids -- All because she did not get a childcare license for watching her neighbor’s kids for the 40 minutes before the the bus arrives each morning.

Dozens of pastors challenge IRS rules -- Dozens of pastors around the nation are challenging an Internal Revenue Service rule that anti-Christian activists often invoke when they want to silence the message of churches, according to the Alliance Defense Fund.

Ohio River Lock Breaks Following Heavy Rain, Flow Surge -- Following more than 5 inches of rain in the past week, the lock failed at the Markland Dam along the Indiana/Kentucky border, northeast of Louisville.

UK: Cash-strapped sell their kidneys to pay off debts -- British victims of the credit crunch are offering to sell their kidneys for £25,000 or more to help pay debts, an investigation by The Sunday Times has revealed.

UK: 14-year-old dies after being given cervical cancer jab -- The teenager was one of four classmates who suffered side-effects at a school in Coventry after receiving the jab as part of the national immunisation programme.
Related Article: Schoolgirl dies and three classmates taken ill after being given new cervical cancer vaccine -- Vaccines are seen apparently by the medical community, some anyway, as a kind of magic bullet. But when the number of children who have had negative reactions to vaccines, who have developed autism or asthma apparently as a result, who have compromised immune systems, who have been hospitalized or who have even died, are added up, one wonders whether the cost is always worth it.

Whirlpool To Produce One Million Smart Clothes Dryers -- Widespread deployment of smart appliances will also increase the value of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, which are inherently variable due to weather. When wind- and solar-generated power availability is reduced, smart appliances will allow for the temporary reduction of energy consumption, helping to ensure reliable performance by the electrical grid even during periods of peak demand. The deployment of one million smart grid-compatible dryers could shift the equivalent energy of 10 coal fired, 500-megawatt power plants. Comment: "They" will be telling (controlling) you on how much energy you can use. Scary! (Thanks Jimm)

Johnson & Johnson buys 18 percent stake in Crucell -- Under the deal the companies announced Monday, Johnson & Johnson is spending $440 million (301.8 million euros) for new shares of Crucell in a deal focused initially on developing a universal vaccine or treatment against influenza from Crucell's genetically engineered antibody technology. A universal flu vaccine - one that would work against all or most strains rather than having to be reformulated every flu season - has been an elusive goal some other pharmaceutical companies have abandoned. Amid the swine flu pandemic, it has suddenly become a bit of a Holy Grail.

Victory! Court finds USDA violated federal law by allowing genetically engineered sugar beets -- In a case brought by Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice representing a coalition of farmers and consumers, a Federal Court ruled that the Bush USDA’s approval of genetically engineered (GE) “RoundUp Ready” sugar beets was unlawful.

State lifts limit on mercury preservative in swine-flu shots -- In preparation for swine-flu vaccinations next month, the state's Health Department on Thursday temporarily suspended a rule that limits the amount of a mercury preservative in vaccines given to pregnant women and children under the age of 3.

Tamiflu metabolite showing up in Japanese sewer water -- In a study published September 24th ahead of print in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), researchers measured oseltamivir carboxylate (OC), the active metabolite of the popular anti-influenza drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate), in samples of sewage discharge and river water collected near Kyoto City during Japan's 2008-2009 flu season.

China & Russia undermining US power -- The giants of the East are positioned to upset U.S. sanctions on Iran by supplying Tehran with gasoline.

Australia uranium dust storm continues -- Environmentalists have raised concerns that another giant dust storm blowing its way across eastern Australia may contain radioactive particles.

Americans threatened with jail time, huge fines for refusing to buy health insurance -- There's a popular video circulating on the 'net right now about how to escape handcuffs without using a key. Americans are watching the video to bone up on essential skills that will soon be needed for health care reform, it seems, since the new laws that are about to be put in place call for Americans to be arrested and thrown in jail if they refuse to buy health insurance.

No More license for Washington gun shop linked to DC sniper -- The Tacoma gun shop linked to the D.C. sniper case isn't getting its firearms license back. U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez ruled Friday the government properly revoked the license of Bull's Eye Shooter Supply, where John Allen Muhammad and teen accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo obtained weapons.

Washington Dept of health violating FDA reccomendations on vaccines & pregnancy

WHO warns against preventative use of swine flu anti virals -- The World Health Organization said Friday that anti-viral drugs should not be used to prevent swine flu, noting that almost half of drug resistance cases were linked to use of the medication before infection.

CDC drafts Isolation order for H1N1 -- The following draft of an “isolation order” was discovered on the CDC’s website. It is a template for state and local officials to impose quarantines and what would effectively be martial law.

California swine flu checkpoint identified? -- The testimony of a woman who claimed she was part of a military drill in California centered around setting up roadblocks to check if people had received the H1N1 vaccine has potentially been validated with another report of a swine flu checkpoint near San Diego.

Rally by nurses in Albany NY today over forced H1N1 shots -- Hundreds of health care workers will rally in Albany Tuesday, angry that they are being made to receive H1N1 flu shots. The State Health Department has made it mandatory that all health care workers get immunized by November 30th.

Cops warned again about "right wing terrorists" -- A private activist organization apparently is picking up where the federal government left off when the Department of Homeland Security issued its "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" warning that returning veterans and people in a long list of other categories were potential terrorists. Only the new warning, delivered recently to police officers, sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel across
the country, is lumping those dedicated to the constitutional principles on which the nation was founded together with crazed killers.

US Intelligence budget: $75 billion, 200,000 operatives -- Fusion Centers Will Have Access to Classified Military Intelligence

Iran fires 2 long range missiles -- The Islamic Republic of Iran has successfully tested long range Shahab-3 and Sejil missiles in the third stage of a defense drill in a bid to bolster its defense capabilities, Press TV has learned.

Secret surveillance vehicle hits the streets of Staten Island -- It could be a van with a plumber logo on it or a yellow livery cab. Or maybe it's a generic gray sedan, driven by a man who looks like an accountant. The only way you will really know what the top-secret surveillance vehicle that recently hit the streets of the Mid-Island's 122nd Precinct looks like is if you get busted in some criminal act.

Demand release of G20 detainees -- Demand Release of G-20 Detainees! Drop All Charges and End Repression NOW! Sign the online petition.

VIDEOS: More police brutality video from G20

Changes loom for ICANN ( Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers) -- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the California-based non-profit that manages the Domain Name System (DNS) and Internet Protocol addresses that form the technical backbone of the Web. US officials and ICANN members have been tight-lipped about what is in store for the private sector corporation whose structure has been a bone of contention between the United States and Europe and other countries.

The US creeps closer to a police state -- When word first arrived that the G-20 would be meeting in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, activists began organizing protest demonstrations. Events like this are what freedom of speech is made for. What better occasion to protest than a meeting of the world’s 20 top leaders — most of them deservedly hated — where they will be imposing policy on billions of people worldwide?

White House Mum on Gadhafi Grants -- The White House declined to comment on a letter that an Illinois Republican send to President Obama demanding that he cancel funding for two $200,000 State Department grants to groups belonging to Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's children.

Bag with gym clothes causes massive scare in San Francisco -- Out of a heightened sense of caution, San Francisco police evacuated the Transbay Terminal and closed off several downtown blocks to traffic Monday before determining that a suspicious package found aboard a Muni bus was just a gym bag packed with clothes, authorities said.

Honduras restricts liberties to prevent rebellion -- Interim government leaders have suspended constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties in a pre-emptive strike against widespread rebellion Monday, three months to the day since they ousted President Manuel Zelaya in a military-backed coup.

Imidacloprid: What You Must Know Now -- Pesticide implicated in bee colony deaths. 

Blacklisted by Monsanto -- Monsanto has placed me on their blacklist, I've just discovered. Though I've personally served Clinton, G.W. Bush, Gore, Cheney, and thousands of other influential individuals in my 24 years as a language interpreter, this is the first time I've ever found myself blacklisted.

Today in History September 28, 2009
551 B.C. - Teacher and philosopher Confucius was born. He dedicated most of his life to teaching, starting at the age of 22 when he opened his first school.
1066 - England was invaded by William the Conqueror who claimed the English throne.
1542 - San Diego, CA, was discovered by Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo.
1781 - During the Revolutionary War, American forces began the siege on Yorktown, VA.
1787 - The U.S. Congress voted to send the new Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for their approval.
1850 - The U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment.
1850 - U.S. President Millard Fillmore named Brigham Young the first governor of the Utah territory. In 1857, U.S. President James Buchanan removed Young from the position.
1924 - The first around-the-world flight was completed by two U.S. Army planes when they landed in Seattle, WA. The trip took 175 days.
1967 - The first mayor of Washington, DC, Walter Washington, took office.
1978 - Don Sherman, editor of Car & Driver, set a new Class E record in Utah. Driving the Mazda RX7 he reached a speed of 183.904 mph.
1989 - Ferdinand E. Marcos died in Hawaii, in exile, at the age of 72.
1991 - In response to U.S. President Bush's reduction of U.S. nuclear arms Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised to reciprocate.
1991 - Marion Barry, former mayor of the District of Columbia, was sentenced to six months in prison for possession of crack cocaine.
1997 - The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was held in New York City, NY. The official debut of the DVD format was featured.
2000 - The U.S. Federal Drug Administration approved the use of RU-486 in the United States. The pill is used to induce an abortion.
2004 - The U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Secret Service introduced the first newly redesigned $50 bill.

YouTube: Obama Indoctrination Scandal: School Kids Taught to Praise Barack Hussein Obama (Read the lyrics here)!

Japan abandoning America? -- Japan has new leadership. In a landslide victory, a new party has done the seemingly impossible. A new freshman class of leaders now governs the Land of the Rising Sun. The effects are already rippling across the Pacific toward America. Hatoyama blames America for the global economic crisis and says that the U.S. is responsible for “the destruction of human dignity.” He campaigned on protecting traditional Japanese economic activities and reducing U.S.-led globalization.

Intense tracking for swine flu shot's side effects -- More than 3,000 people a day have a heart attack. If you're one of them the day after your swine flu shot, will you worry the vaccine was to blame and not the more likely culprit, all those burgers and fries?

Iran test-fires missiles as key nuclear talks loom -- Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has test-fired one of the longest-range missiles in Tehran's arsenal, state TV reported Monday. The missile is capable of striking Israel and U.S. Mideast bases and parts of Europe.

And now, Introducing...Cash for Appliances!! -- October is National Kitchen & Bath Month, and this year, homeowners have a great reason to celebrate. Inspired by the success of the "Cash for Clunkers" program, the U.S. Department of Energy will launch a "Cash for Appliances" program this fall

Bob Chapman : H1N1 Swine Flu Jab killed US navy personnel -- A US Navy ship appears to have been put under quarantine after two sailors died at sea apparently after being given live "swine flu" shots.

Get Your Flu Shot at Safeway and Save 10% on Your Next Grocery Purchase -- thank you for getting your flu shot with Safeway, they will give you a voucher for 10% off your next grocery purchase (must be used within 7 days of issue) along with some high value Super Price Coupons on health related items like facial tissues and hand sanitizer. Convenient, affordable flu shots PLUS bonus Super Price Coupons and a discount off groceries – you’ve got to love that!
Supermarket bloody vaccination campaign pushes Obama health care reform -- Wondering why food stores and pharmacies have replaced doctors offices and clinics as vaccination stations? Ask Steve Burd, the wizard behind Obama's Health Care Reform plan. Burd, the Chairman of Safeway Supermarkets who is offering a 10% on your next grocery purchase.

As H1N1 spread across US officials brace for vaccine launch -- The pandemic H1N1 virus is spreading widely through the United States, and as health officials feverishly prepare to distribute the first vaccine doses due to arrive in early October, the public should expect some initial bumps in the road, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

List of states that have implemented legal actions in response to H1N1 -- Read the states that have implemented legal actions in response to the H1N1 virus.

Medical chemist Shane Ellsion says think before you vaccinate -- The swine flu isn’t a real threat. To understand why it isn’t, you have to look back to 1976. This was the last time the U.S. Government colluded with big Pharma to sell swine flu vaccines via fear tactics. The LA Times referred to it as the “swine flu debacle.” Read More...

What to do if you cannot avoid flu shots or are exposed to virus shedding -- Tips from DR Russel Blaylock. In athe article curcumiin is one of the items.

NY is forcing nurses to get vaccine or get fired -- Sara L. Rombough, a registered nurse for 25 years, will lose her job in November if she refuses to get a flu shot. The state Health Department is requiring that all direct care workers and those with whom they have contact be vaccinated for seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

Today in History September 25, 2009
1492 - The crew of the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus' ships, mistakenly thought that they had spotted land.
1493 - Christopher Columbus left Spain with 17 ships on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere.
1513 - The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa when he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. He named the body of water the South Sea. He was truly just the first European to see the Pacific Ocean.
1690 - One of America's earliest newspapers published its first and last edition. The "Publik Occurences Both Foreign and Domestik" was published at the London Coffee House in Boston, MA, by Benjamin Harris.
1789 - The first U.S. Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten of the amendments became the Bill of Rights.
1847 - During the Mexican-American War, U.S. forces led by General Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey Mexico.
1882 - The first major league double header was played. It was between the Worcester and Providence teams.
1890 - Mormon President Wilford Woodruff issued a Manifesto in which the practice of polygamy was renounced.
1919 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in Pueblo, CO. The speaking tour was in support of the Treaty of Versailles.
1933 - Tom Mix was heard on NBC Radio for the first time. His show ran until June of 1950.
1957 - 300 U.S. Army troops stood guard as nine black students were escorted to class at Central High School in Little Rock, AR. The children had been forced to withdraw 2 days earlier because of unruly white mobs.
1965 - Willie Mays, at the age of 34, became the oldest man to hit 50 home runs in a single season. He had also set the record for the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier.
1978 - Melissa Ludtke, a writer for "Sports Illustrated", filed a suit in U.S. District Court. The result was that Major League Baseball could not bar female writers from the locker room after the game.
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court when she was sworn in as the 102nd justice. She had been nominated the previous July by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council voted to impose an air embargo against Iraq. Cuba was the only dissenting vote.
1992 - In Orlando, FL, a judge ruled in favor of 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley. He had sought a divorce from his biological parents.
1992 - The Mars Observer blasted off on a mission that cost $980 million. The probe has not been heard from since it reached Mars in August of 1993.
1995 - Ross Perot announced that he would form the Independence Party.
2001 - Michael Jordan announced that he would return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards. Jordan became the president of basketball operations for the team on January 19, 2000.
2002 - In Karachi, Pakistan, seven people were killed and another were wounded by gunmen in the offices of a Christian welfare organization.
2002 - U.S. forces landed in Ivory Coast to aid in the rescue foreigners trapped in a school by fighting between government troops and rebel troops. Rebels had attempted to take over the government on September 19.

G-20 opponents, police clash on Pittsburgh streets -- Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after anarchists responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.
Related Articles and Videos:
* Video - Breaking News Videos from
* G20 news - From the Pittsburgh paper---the first 2 videos show the differences in how the story is repotted from Russia Today and the Associated Press.
* Military attacks citizens with tear gas, sound cannons at G20 -- Secret Service confirms that police are shooting #g20 protesters with “bean bags.” But check out what they look like.
* YouTube: G20 police state video - how would you feel if you lived in Pittsburgh and saw this coming down the street?

UK swine flu vaccine 'approved' -- The European drugs regulator has given the go-ahead for one of the UK's swine flu vaccines. An expert committee agreed that Pandemrix, made by GlaxoSmithKline, can be used in adults and children over six months old and pregnant women.

Pediatric deaths in flu infested schools -- The death Wednesday of a seventh-grader at Caldwell County Middle School in Western Kentucky may be related to H1N1 flu, school officials said Thursday.

DOJ official blows lid off Patriot act -- In the debate over the PATRIOT Act, the Bush White House insisted it needed the authority to search people's homes without their permission or knowledge so that terrorists wouldn't be tipped off that they're under investigation.

V.A is way behind on issuing G.I. bill checks for education -- Thousands of veterans attending college on the new G.I. Bill are having to take out loans, put off buying textbooks or dig into savings because of delays by the Department of Veterans Affairs in issuing benefit checks, veterans groups and college officials say.

WHO: Drug firms can make enough H1N1 vaccine for half the planet -- Drug makers can only produce enough H1N1 vaccine each year for half the planet and each country will have to decide who should get the limited supplies, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

Georgia's flu pandemic emergency bill -- The bill allows the Governor of the state to assume “emergency powers… in the event of a pandemic influenza emergency.”
Text of the Bill

Bob Chapman talks about US Navy sailor's deaths at sea apparently after "swine flu" shot experiment -- A US Navy ship appears to have been put under quarantine after two sailors died at sea apparently after being given live "swine flu" shots. The Commander, a Lieutenant Commander, was one of the dead. Temperatures of 104 to 105 degrees were reported by sick sailors. 16 doctors came on board. Medical teams came in from two aircraft carriers.

Life With Morgellons - Sunny's Story

4 New Jersey police officers shot while executing no knock search warrant -- Gunfire erupted as a police tactical squad executed a no-knock search warrant in a New Jersey suburb Thursday, leaving four officers and a suspect shot.

Merced police used Taser on unarmed, legless man in a wheelchair -- The Merced Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is investigating a complaint alleging that an officer twice used a Taser against an unarmed, wheelchair-bound man with no legs.

Bank of America Draws Fire for Pulling U.S. Flags From Property -- When a South Carolina woman tried to honor her next door neighbor, a Marine who was recently in Afghanistan, by planting flags along the route the casket would follow, a Bank of America branch manager pulled the flags from the bank's property, citing "corporate policy."
Related Article: Bank of America in hot water over SC flag flap

Male breast cancer patients blame water at Marine base -- The sick men are Marines, or sons of Marines. All 20 of them were based at or lived at Camp Lejeune, the U.S. Marine Corps' training base in North Carolina, between the 1960s and the 1980s. They all have had breast cancer -- a disease that strikes fewer than 2,000 men in the United States a year, compared with about 200,000 women. Each has had part of his chest removed as part of his treatment, along with chemotherapy, radiation or both.

San Diego State Opens Veterans House on Campus -- The house for veterans that just opened along San Diego State University's fraternity row last week is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, and it very likely won't be the last, SDSU's Daily Aztec reports. There were school officials from other institutions on hand to witness the grand opening of SDSU's newest on-campus house, where veterans—many of whom use funds from the GI Bill—will live for at least the next three years.

Moammar Khadafy travels with pistol-packin' posse of women bodyguards -- Libya's "Brotherly Leader" Moammar Khadafy will be invading midtown Manhattan this week surrounded by a gang of fetching "gun girls."

Wealth, income & power: who rules America -- Wealth, income & power: who rules America -- This document presents details on the wealth and income distributions in the United States, and explains how we use these two distributions as power indicators.

Remember the Kelo eminent domain case in Connecticut? They took the houses but the land is still undeveloped -- Weeds, glass, bricks, pieces of pipe and shingle splinters have replaced the knot of aging homes at the site of the nation's most notorious eminent domain project.

Marines train in urban areas in Kentucky -- 2,300 Marines are converging on this region for two weeks of intensive training in preparation for an upcoming deployment. Part of the training involves exercises in small cities in Kentucky and southern Indiana. Simulated missions will take place in Frankfort late next week.

Judge overturns approval of Roundup ready GM sugar beets -- A federal judge overturned government approval of a variety of sugar beet genetically engineered to resist a popular weed killer produced by agricultural giant Monsanto, according to a ruling released Tuesday.

Today in History September 24, 2009

1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.
1929 - The first all-instrument flight took place in New York when Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY2 Biplane over Mitchell Field.
1934 - Babe Ruth played his last game as a New York Yankee player.
1955 - U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver, CO.
1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.
1957 - U.S. President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, AR, to enforce school integration.
1960 - The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched. The USS Enterprise set out from Newport News, VA.
1961 - "The Bullwinkle Show" premiered in prime time on NBC-TV. The show was originally on ABC in the afternoon as "Rocky and His Friends."
1963 - The U.S. Senate ratified a treaty that limited nuclear testing. The treaty was between the U.S., Britain, and the Soviet Union.
1968 - "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.
1968 - "The Mod Squad" premiered on ABC-TV.
1969 - The trial began for the "Chicago Eight," who were accused of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention.
1976 - Patricia Hearst was sentenced to 7 years in prison for her role in a 1974 bank robbery. An executive clemency order from U.S. President Jimmy Carter set her free after only 22 months.
1977 - "The Love Boat" debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and was written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox.
1991 - Jack Mann, a British hostage, was set free by Lebanese kidnappers. He had been held captive for more than two years.
1991 - Theodor Seuss Geisel died at the age of 87. The children's author is better known as Dr. Seuss.
1994 - Ten Haitians were killed when a firefight erupted between U.S. Marines and a group of armed Haitians in Cap-Haitian.
1995 - Three decades of Israeli occupation of West Bank cities ended with the signing of a pact by Israel and the PLO.
1996 - The United States, represented by President Clinton, and the world's other major nuclear powers signed a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.
1998 - Gianluigi Assennato, 34, will be tried for one count of stalking and three counts of making terrorist threats towards Andrea Thompson.
1998 - The U.S. Federal Reserve released into circulation $2 billion in new harder-to-counterfeit $20 bills.
2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush froze the assets of 27 suspected terrorists and terrorist groups.
2003 - Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The most important chart you'll see all day -- The chart pattern is a bullish ‘reverse Head and Shoulders’ pattern. A breakout at the blue arrow sets up a target at 1150. This breakout may not happen today, but it could, and it appears ready to do so soon!

Nurses Plan Rally To Protest Mandatory Swine Flu Shot -- Albany nurses and other health professionals are planning to stage a rally next week to protest a state regulation that mandates they will lose their jobs if they refuse to take the swine flu shot, as fears grow about the vaccine’s dangerous ingredients and government plans to forcibly inoculate whole populations with the H1N1 jab.

FBI probes hanging death of U.S. census worker -- A U.S. Census worker found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law enforcement official said Wednesday, and the FBI is investigating whether he was a victim of anti-government sentiment.

Ammo shortage continues, fears over antigun legislation -- Some bullet-makers are working around the clock and still can't keep up with the nation's demand for ammunition. Shooting ranges, gun dealers and bullet manufacturers say they have never seen such a demand.

Whoops: Anti-ACORN Bill Ropes In Defense Contractors, Others Charged With Fraud -- Going after ACORN may be like shooting fish in a barrel lately -- but jumpy lawmakers used a bazooka to do it last week and may have blown up some of their longtime allies in the process. Lockheed Martin and Northrop Gumman both popped up quickly, with 20 fraud cases between them, and the longer list is a Who's Who of weapons manufacturers and defense contractors.

Zogby Interactive: 71% in UK Satisfied With Government-Run Healthcare -- While the U.S. Congress is weighing whether to include a government-run public option in healthcare reform, a Zogby Interactive poll of adults in the United Kingdom found that 71% are satisfied with the National Health Service (NHS), that nation's publicly-funded healthcare ystem. Also, 60% positively rated the amount of time they usually wait before they get an appointment with a doctor.

Palin Hong Kong Speech Blames Government For Financial Crisis; Some Walk Out In Disgust -- In her first trip to the region, the former Alaska governor addressed an annual conference of investors in Hong Kong in what was billed as a wide-ranging talk about governance, economics and U.S. and Asian affairs. Two US delegates left early, according to AFP, with one saying "it was awful, we couldn't stand it any longer." He declined to be identified.

UK Assisted Suicide Guidelines Published -- People with terminal illnesses or severe disabilities who wish family and friends to help them commit suicide have welcomed new guidelines which clarify the law on bringing criminal prosecutions in England and Wales.

2,500 Pennsylvania National Guardsmen Deployed for G-20 Security -- More than 2,500 Pennsylvania National Guardsmen – including several from Lebanon County – are in Pittsburgh for the G-20 summit, set to take place Thursday and Friday. During the mission, dubbed Operation Steel Kickoff, the Guardsmen will fall under the direction of the U.S. Secret Service and will support local, state and federal agencies.
Related Article: NY sent 5 National Guard attack helicopters to G20 -- Governor David Paterson announced today that the New York Army National Guard is providing five helicopters to support the G20 Summit being held being held Thursday and Friday in Pittsburgh.

Secret communications hub established for G20 -- The G-20's top security officials yesterday unveiled their communications hub for the summit, a windowless room of 100 computers that links to electronic eyes and ears all over the Pittsburgh region.

Mind control for warriors -- Think military and you think macho, not meditation, but that's about to change now that the Army intends to train its 1.1 million soldiers in the art of mental toughness.

Swine flu recipients to be tracked with RFID bracelets? by Mike Adams

US pharmaceutical companies dumping large amount of drugs into public waterways & sewers -- In spite of claims by pharmaceutical companies that they do not discharge their products into the water supply, federal researchers have discovered that waters downstream of pharmaceutical plants are more heavily contaminated with drug residue than waters elsewhere in the country.

Why Global Currency Is VERY Unlikely by Ted Twietmeyer -- If the world suddenly shifts to a global currency, the entire foreign currency market would vanish overnight. The entire premise of making money from leveraging blocks of currency pairs would be utterly useless. Read More...

VIDEO: Judge Napolitano on Forced Vaccinations in Massachusetts -- Judge Andrew Napolitano comments on the completely unconstitutional bill in Massachusetts that will allow the governor to declare an emergency and “allow” police to force their way into your homes to vaccinate you. As Gerald Celente has said, has the Second American Revolution begun?

Report: VA Facility Endangered Residents -- An inspection at a Veterans Affairs nursing home in Philadelphia last year turned up conditions placing veterans at imminent risk of harm, including one patient whose leg had to be amputated after maggots were seen falling from his foot.

Texas gets 'D' grade for financial stability -- The state earned a "D" on the group's 2009-2010 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, which examines the financial security of U.S. families by looking beyond just income to 58 performance measures.

Plane toxins - 'brain damage link' -- Toxins found in airliner air systems can be linked to the neurological symptoms suffered by some pilots, according to researchers.

HARD CORE casualty reports -- U.S. Casualties in Iraq.

Today in History September 23, 2009
1642 - The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held.
1779 - John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying "I have not yet begun to fight!"
1780 - John Andre, a British spy, was captured with papers revealing that Benedict Arnold was going to surrender West Point, NY, to the British.
1806 - The Corps of Discovery, the Lewis and Clark expedition, reached St. Louis, MO, and ended the trip to the Pacific Northwest.
1838 - Victoria Chaflin Woodhull was born. She became the first female candidate for the U.S. Presidency.
1846 - Astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.
1897 - The first recorded traffic fatality in Great Britain occurred. It happened 2 years before the first fatality in the U.S.
1930 - Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier.
1951 - The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast. The show "Crusade for Freedom" was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.
1952 - Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech". At the time he was a candidate for U.S. vice-president.
1957 - Nine black students withdrew from Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas due to the white mob outside.
1981 - The Reagan administration announced its plans for what became known as Radio Marti.
1991 - U.N. weapons inspectors find documents detailing Iraq's secret nuclear weapons program. The find in Baghdad triggered a standoff with authorities in Iraq.

Banks Lose to Deadbeat Homeowners as Loans Sold in Bonds Vanish (February 22, 2008 Article) -- Judges in at least five states have stopped foreclosure proceedings because the banks that pool mortgages into securities and the companies that collect monthly payments haven't been able to prove they own the mortgages. The confusion is another headache for U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson as he revises rules for packaging mortgages into securities. A Must Read!!

Mystery Behind Phillip Garrido's "Black Box" -- Many former business associates of Phillip Garrido agreed he was strange. In the years leading up to his arrest for kidnapping Jaycee Dugard, Garrido was rarely without his so-called "Black Box." READ MORE...
Related Article: Garrido claimed black box could speak his mind

NAIS: Amish Farmer Emanuel Miller, Jr.'s, NAIS Non-Compliance Hearing Wednesday, September 23, 2009!...Read More...

Austin, Texas: Hospital sets up tents to handle flu surge -- Dell Children's Medical Center is seeing so many children sick with what is presumed to be swine flu, it expects to start treating some of them in tents starting today.

8 Dead in Georgia Floods; More Missing -- Eight people, including a toddler, were killed after heavy rains flooded many parts of metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Read More...
Related Article: Roller coasters swallowed up by flood

Feingold's anti-war stance gaining Senate support -- Sen. Russ Feingold cast the only "no" vote in the Senate this summer on a measure to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan. Since then, the Wisconsin Democrat has grown more skeptical of U.S. involvement in the war-torn country and has been railing against another possible troop surge later this year. Comment: This was the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act, too. (Thanks Jimm)

Ron Paul gets hearing on fed audit Friday 9/25 -- Ron Paul gets his day to present the facts! Of course we know what the opponents of the bill will argue, but it doesn’t change the fact that the bill has over 290 bipartisan cosponsors and 75% or more, maybe even 90% the American people want a Fed audit!

Honduras closes airports due to unrest -- The Honduras Air Force will be taking over airport operations, according to iJET Risk Intelligence, and it is unclear how long the airports will remain closed.

New Report Identifies Hardships Endured by Houstonians with Disabilities during Hurricane Ike -- OR for any city - When Hurricane Ike knocked out the power to Kathleen DeSilva's ventilator at her house in the Heights, a gasoline-powered generator was all that was keeping her alive. And like many Houstonians, her relatives had a hard time finding gas during the two weeks she was without electrical service.

FDIC considers borrowing from banks to replenish dwindling insurance fund -- Regulators have approached big banks about borrowing billions to shore up the dwindling fund that insures regular deposit accounts.

UK billboards to be equipped with license plate spy cameras -- Billboard campaign in the UK uses Minority Report style license plate recognition cameras to target advertising.

6 Colorado dairies bankrupt...more to come -- At least six Colorado dairies have sought bankruptcy protection this year, and several more farms are planning similar actions, industry experts say. The moves are necessary to weather the twin storms of New Frontier Bank's collapse and sinking commodity prices.

Seven million people in Yemen poor, three million lack food -- As many as seven million people in Yemen- 35 percent of the population of 22 million- are poor. Almost three million of them cannot provide for their basic needs and food. These figures are high compared with the occasionally decreasing numbers in some other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

Private firms preparing for moon flights -- Lured by millions of dollars in prize money, teams of private firms aren't waiting for NASA to figure out if, when and how to get back to the moon. They're preparing to go themselves.

Arsenic, lead found in schools supplies, cars, child car seats -- Tests for toxic chemicals in ordinary school supplies, children's car seats, vehicles and pet products have detected lead, arsenic and heavy metals, according to the nonprofit Ecology Center that analyzed the products. "The more we test, the more we find that the presence of toxic chemicals is widespread in everyday consumer products," said Jeff Gearhart, research director at the Ecology Center, founded by community activists in Ann Arbor after the first Earth Day in 1970.

VIDEO: Microsoft engaged in warrantlees domestic surveillance?

Smart guns that read your DNA -- Because this technology would be so valuable, everyone from the Austrian national government to major corporations is toiling away (pdf) in their R&D departments to develop a DNA biometric lock.

Novartis chip to ensure you take your pills -- Patients who fail to pop pills on time could soon benefit from having a chip on their shoulder, under a ground-breaking electronic system being developed by Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group. The company is testing technology that inserts a tiny microchip into each pill swallowed and sends a reminder by text message if they fail to follow their doctors' prescriptions.

General Dynamics to supply Air Force with battlefield ID devices -- A General Dynamics unit will furnish the Air Force with cryptographic technology for identification equipment that identifies friend from foe on the battlefield under a contract potentially worth $37 million over five years.

Inside Bob Gates overhaul of the Pentagon -- This article takes an inside look at Gates’ overhaul of the Pentagon.

Benefit & doubt in vaccine adjuvants -- Are Americans obligated to use an unproven vaccine to help protect people in other countries from the flu pandemic?

Docs question safety of swine flu vaccine -- Before you roll up your sleeve to get that Swine Flu vaccine shot, keep in mind that the doctor who's sticking you with that needle probably opted not to get the shot - because he or she was too afraid of side effects.

Change Bernanke's meds? - Secret White House G20 notes

Today in History September 22, 2009
1776 - During the Revolutionary War, Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British.
1789 - The U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster General.
1862 - U.S. President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It stated that all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.
1903 - Italo Marchiony was granted a patent for the ice cream cone.
1949 - The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb successfully.
1955 - Commercial television began in Great Britain. The rules said that only six minutes of ads were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted.
1961 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore attempted to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford. 17 days earlier Lynnette "Squeaky" Fromme made an assassination attempt against Ford.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly and voiced a new hope for arms control. He also criticized the Soviet Union for arresting U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff.
1994 - The U.S. upgraded its military control in Haiti.
1998 - The U.S. and Russia signed two agreements. One was to privatize Russia's nuclear program and the other was to stop plutonium stockpiles and nuclear scientists from leaving the country.

LANDMARK DECISION PROMISES MASSIVE RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS AND TROUBLE FOR BANKS by Ellen Brown -- A landmark ruling in a recent Kansas Supreme Court case may have given millions of distressed homeowners the legal wedge they need to avoid foreclosure. READ MORE...

In Memory Of Don Harkins 1963-2009 -- The Power Hour is saddened to report that Don Harkins, co-publisher and editor of The Idaho Observer, passed away September 19th, 2009 at 4:44 A.M. Please continue to keep his family and friends in your prayers. Thank you!!   Read Detailed Info...
* In Memorium-Don Harkins
* Remembering Don Harkins through one of his best articles on Aspartame

Thieves are stealing computer data using electrical outlets & lasers -- The only thing you need for successful attacks are either the electrical grid or a distant line of sight, no expensive piece of equipment is required,” Barisani and Bianco say in a paper describing the hacks.

Verichip shares soar after H1n1 patent win...implantable microchip to detect viruses -- Shares of VeriChip Corp (CHIP.O) tripled after the company said it had been granted an exclusive license to two patents, which will help it to develop implantable virus detection systems in humans.

Navy Pandemic Influenza Policy -- Purpose: To issue policy, identify responsibilities, and set forth standards for pandemic influenza (PI) planning within the Navy.

PANAMAX 2009 Tests Pandemic Outbreak in Exercise -- Representatives from 10 U.S. government agencies are holding a two-day table-top exercise in cooperation with the government of Panama to assist in responding to any future influenza pandemic Sept. 16. The agency representatives are in Panama in conjunction with Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2009, a 12-day military security training exercise involving 20 countries.

Young children need 2 doses of H1N1 vaccine -- Younger children will need two doses of the vaccine against the new pandemic of H1N1 influenza, U.S. officials said on Monday. They said tests of Sanofi-Pasteur's (SASY.PA) swine flu vaccine showed children respond to it just as they do to seasonal flu vaccines, with children over 10 needing only a single dose but children under 9 needing two.

Detroit unveils vaccination plan for swine flu -- Detroit and state health officials have released a plan to prevent and control swine flu in Michigan's largest city. Detroit is expected to get a limited supply of the H1N1 virus vaccine in October. Read More...

60,000 pray in Times Square! -- Yesterday, Sept. 20th, for one hour – from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in a Christian rally called Prayer in the Square, approx. 60,000 people were praying. More than 200 churches joined with the Times Square Church in promoting the rally to pray for the city and the nation. Did you hear about it? Where was the media coverage?

Now China lays down challenge to Obama on climate -- UN hopeful that Beijing initiative will kick-start talks on deal to curb emissions.

Feds see gap in local plans for surge, vaccine distribution -- A federal review of state and local pandemic preparedness efforts identified some gaps in medical surge planning and said that, while states are typically prepared to distribute antivirals and vaccines, some cities hadn't addressed all of the recommended planning components.

Home Health Care Workers in New York Required to Get Vaccinated -- The New York State Department of Health expects health care employees to receive both the seasonal and the coming H1N1 vaccines.

Local health departments lose 8,000 jobs in first half of 2009 -- Local health departments—the public agencies that work on-the-ground to safeguard their communities against the H1N1 flu virus and other threats to public health—sustained accelerated job losses during the first half of 2009, a new survey shows.

Will Americans obey government orders during a swine flu pandemic? -- Local authorities are keen to know whether American citizens will obey the government in the event of an H1N1 pandemic and take the swine flu vaccine, amidst growing fears of quarantines and forced injections that have been circulating in recent weeks.

Capitol alert for H1N1 outbreak-Senators & staff to get masks -- Neither the Senate SAA nor the House SAA is planning to offer testing for members or staff. Instead they are planning to treat any flu-like symptoms as if it is the H1N1 strain, and are advising staff to consult their primary care physician. The Senate is planning to provide masks for senators and staff.

It's not flu as usual - Business preparedness guide from the US chamber of Commerce.  (Note that this report is sponsored by Glaxo)

Terror arrest sparks mass transit warning -- Counterterrorism officials are warning mass transit systems around the nation to step up patrols because of fears an Afghanistan-born immigrant under arrest in Colorado may have been plotting with others to detonate backpack bombs aboard New York City trains.

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Dementia cases to double in next 20 years, say researchers -- The number of people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease is soaring around the world and will nearly double in the next 20 years, according to a report published today.

VIDEO: How to can and preserve for winter videos or submit your own!

Worried about H1N1 -- foods to boost your immunity -- Here are some useful and delicious foods to help boost your immune system and fight off the cold and flu. Even if you are one of those lucky ones that don't ever get sick, try eating these foods anyway. You will feel better for it and be doing your body a favor anyway.

SAP BI Tracks Swine Flu -- An emergency services provider is using SAP business intelligence technology to monitor surges in H1N1-related symptoms.

Can employers force you to get a flu shot? -- With some hospitals requiring their workers to have seasonal flu shots and even more considering it, a big question looms: Can employers do that?

Half a ton of uranium & a long flight-how US removed it from Kazakastan -- This is the story of Project Sapphire, the code name for an early pioneering mission to secure a portion of those nuclear materials before they could fall into the wrong hands. New documents and interviews provide the fullest account yet of this covert operation to remove the dangerous uranium from Kazakhstan and fly it to the United States. When it was over, the U.S. government paid Kazakhstan about $27 million for the cache.

The U.S. Balance Sheet: Households See Net Worth Down by $12 Trillion Since Peak and Total Debt Floating in the Market of $33 Trillion.

VIDEO: Kilauea volcano explodes after hybrid earthquake

Congress renews ban on Texas toll roads -- The US Senate on Thursday voted to renew a prohibition on the tolling of existing freeways in the state of Texas. The measure was adopted as part of a larger $123 billion transportation appropriations bill for fiscal year 2010, which passed the House in July.

Legless man: Cops tasered me just to be nasty -- A wheelchair-bound, legless man in Merced, California, says police officers tasered him twice, pushed him out of his wheelchair and left him handcuffed in broad daylight naked from the waist down before arresting him on charges that would never be pressed.

Today in History September 21, 2009
1784 - "The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser" was published for the first time in Philadelphia. It was the first daily paper in America.
1893 - Frank Duryea took what is believed to be the first gasoline- powered automobile for a test drive. The "horseless carriage" was designed by Frank and Charles Duryea.
1931 - Britain went off the gold standard.
1938 - A hurricane struck parts of New York and New England killing more than 600 people.
1961 - Antonio Abertondo swam the English Channel (in both directions) in 24 hours and 25 minutes.
1966 - The Soviet probe Zond 5 returned to Earth. The spacecraft completed the first unmanned round-trip flight to the moon.
1973 - Henry Kissinger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become 56th Secretary of State. He was the first naturalized citizen to hold the office of Secretary of State.
1981 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1984 - General Motors and the United Auto Workers union reached an agreement that would end the previous six days of spot strikes.
1989 - Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston, SC, causing $8 billion in damage.
1996 - The board of all-male Virginia Military Institute voted to admit women.

In Memory Of Don Harkins 1963-2009 -- The Power Hour is saddened to report that Don Harkins, co-publisher and editor of The Idaho Observer, passed away September 19th, 2009 at 4:44 A.M. Please continue to keep his family and friends in your prayers. Thank you!!   Read Detailed Info...
* In Memorium-Don Harkins
* Remembering Don Harkins through one of his best articles on Aspartame

Calling any Power Hour Team Member that knows French -- HELP!!! Could you translate this for us??? -- If possible, would someone let us know the meaning of the article titled "The foreboding warning of 911" in this French magazine ad??? Thanks! (Internet translator could not translate a scanned image)

2 more banks failed on Friday...we're up to 94! -- Two more US banks have closed down -- including the sixth largest bank bankruptcy this year -- to bring the total number of bank failures this year to 94, according to the government banking insurer. The institutions were banking subsidiaries of the Columbus, Indiana-based Irwin Financial Corporation.

Obama family in line for flu shots -- America's first family will get vaccinated against swine flu when they are advised to, President Barack Obama said in a television interview broadcast on Sunday. "We want to get vaccinated. We think it's the right thing to do. We will stand in line like everybody else and when folks say it's our turn, that's when we'll get it," Obama told CNN's State Of The Union.

Ill. scientist dies, possible plague bacteria link -- A University of Chicago molecular genetics professor studying the origins of harmful bacteria died last weekend after contracting an infection linked to the plague, officials said today. University hospital officials said there "does not appear to be a threat to the public" following the death of Malcolm J. Casadaban, 60, at the campus' Bernard Mitchell Hospital on Sept. 13.

Did you know that there is a volunteer civilian medical reserve corps? -- The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers.

Len Horowitz Files Pandemic Charges with FBI in NYC -- Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz and Sherri Kane, an investigative journalist, have released evidence in legal affidavits that leaders of a private global biotechnology “trust” are behind the pandemic flu, including its origin and alleged prevention via vaccinations. Their documents, being sent by attorneys to the FBI this week, evidence industrialists are operating a crime ring within the “Partnership for New York City” (PNYC), and are behind the pandemic’s creation, media persuasions, vaccination preparations, and health official promotions. Read More...

Missouri veteran injured by smallpox vaccine ineligible for benefits -- Even though his medical problems would not have occurred had he not been deployed, the benefit was denied. The hang-up? His injuries were caused by a vaccine. Read More...

Next generation system for detecting suspects in public -- With funding from the US Department of Homeland Security, Draper Laboratory and other collaborators are building technology to detect potential terrorists with cameras and noninvasive sensors that monitor eye blinks, heart rate, and even fidgeting.

Sept. 26, In Arlington/Alexandria, there will be a simulated train bombing exercise -- This exercise will involve participation of responders from the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince William County. Other regional, state and federal resources will also participate. The exercise will have four active venues during the exercise. Read more...

Patients suffer complications after being misdiagnosed with swine flu -- Over a third of GP surgeries have seen patients suffering complications after being misdiagnosed with swine flu including at least three deaths, a survey suggests.

FDA approves experimental H1N1 vaccine PRIOR to child safety trials -- In a stunning move, the FDA has approved four monovalent Swine Flu vaccines for the following companies: CSL Limited, MedImmune LLC, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited, and Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. Adding to the confusion is the fact that purported ’safety trials’ for the Swine Flu vaccine haven’t even begun, in some instances.

CDC spells out process to deliver H1N1 vaccine to patients -- A minimum of 3.4 million doses of vaccine against H1N1 pandemic flu will be available in the first week of October, the CDC said. Those doses -- all in the form of a live attenuated nasal spray vaccine -- may be supplemented by some injectable vaccine, according to Jay Butler, MD, the chief of the agency's 2009 H1N1 vaccine task force.

Vaccine for swine flu is ahead of expectations -- More than three million doses of swine flu vaccine will be available by the first week of October, a little earlier than had been anticipated, federal health officials announced Friday.

Airline workers may spread H1n1 -- Airline employees who report to work ill are more likely than sick passengers to spread infections such as the H1N1 swine flu virus aboard airplanes, with low-paid workers posing the greatest danger, a U.S. government expert said on Thursday.

Ten things I'd rather do that get a swine flu shot -- Do you enjoy the idea of falling into a long-term coma, being permanently paralyzed or suffering random neurological damage.

Europe facing spread of severe disease "chik" virus -- The United States and Europe face a new health threat from a mosquito-borne disease far more unpleasant than the West Nile virus that swept into North America a decade ago, a U.S.

YouTube: on swine flu quarantines & mass vaccination

US testing first Micro Nuke -- This .01 kiloton micro nuke video shows that a .01 kiloton micro nuke could easily have been basically contained with the WTCs.

UN report says swine flu could kill millions unless they donate money for vaccines & antivirals -- UN report says pandemic may result in anarchy unless western world pays for antiviral drugs and vaccines. The 47-page report provides a detailed breakdown of the basic needs of 75 vulnerable countries with the weakest capacity to withstand an escalation of the virus. Six countries from Latin America, including Cuba and Bolivia, 21 countries from Asia and the Pacific such as North Korea and Bangladesh, and 40 countries from Africa such as Congo and Eritrea are included in the survey.

Swine Flu Death Rate Similar to Seasonal Flu: Expert Says -- The death rate from the pandemic H1N1 swine flu is likely lower than earlier estimates, an expert in infectious diseases said on Wednesday.

Blackwater Offers Training to 'Faith Based Organizations' -- Blackwater has created a new alter-ego for part of the company’s business. Meet the “Personal Security Awareness” program, which appears to be an off-shoot of Erik Prince’s Greystone, Ltd., a classic mercenary operation registered offshore in Barbados.

Avoid ALL VACCINATIONS -- Avoid ALL VACCINATIONS warns Dr. Andrew Moulden The public - and most medical doctors - do not understand HOW (all) vaccinations damage our bodies.

"Non-Lethal Weapons": An Instrument of Social Control-- Although so-called non-lethal weapons (NLWs) have been around for decades and range from CS gas to pepper spray and from the low-tech water cannon to the Taser, their use by military and police agencies world-wide are designed to ensure compliance from hostile "natives."

It happened in America: Katrina’s secret jail -- the existence of “Camp Greyhound,” an outdoor jail built in New Orleans’ central bus station within hours of the hurricane’s landfall at the behest of the federal Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. Similar to Guantanamo Bay, Camp Greyhound (the guards’ name for it) was a kennel, runs of wire fencing and concrete flooring; there was nothing to sit or sleep on, and toilet facilities were portables outside the enclosures. Power was provided by a running diesel locomotive parked within yards of the cages, providing a continuous deafening hum and diesel pall. Read More...
Related Story: The hidden history of Katrina

Insidious Music Cadences Mesmerize, Entrain The Populace -- Click on teh MP3 Sample.

Today in History September 18, 2009
1709 - The creator of the first dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England.
1763 - It was reported, by the Boston Gazette, that the first piano had been built in the United States. The instrument was named the spinet and was made by John Harris.
1789 - Alexander Hamilton negotiated and secured the first loan for the United States. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was repaid on June 8, 1790 at the sum of $191,608.81.
1793 - U.S. President George Washington laid the actual cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.
1830 - The "Tom Thumb", the first locomotive built in America, raced a horse on a nine-mile course. The horse won when the locomotive had some mechanical difficulties.
1850 - The Fugitive Slave Act was declared by the U.S. Congress. The act allowed slave owners to claim slaves that had escaped into other states.
1851 - The first issue of "The New York Times" was published.
1891 - Harriet Maxwell Converse became the first white woman to ever be named chief of an Indian tribe. The tribe was the Six Nations Tribe at Towanda Reservation in New York.
1895 - Daniel David Palmer gave the first chiropractic adjustment.
1927 - Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System made its debut with its network broadcast over 16 radio stations. The name was later changed to CBS. .
1947 - The U.S. Air Force was established as a separate military branch by the National Security Act.
1975 - The FBI captured newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst in San Francisco, CA. 19 months earlier she had been kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
1981 - A museum honoring former U.S. President Ford was dedicated in Grand Rapids, MI.
1991 - U.S. President Bush said that he would send warplanes to escort U.N. helicopters that were searching for hidden Iraqi weapons if it became necessary.
1998 - The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted to release to videotape of President Clinton's grand jury testimony from August 17.

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day -- Observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day are held across the country on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, schools and veterans' facilities. This observance is one of six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families' POW/MIA flag. The others are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. The flag is to be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the official offices of the secretaries of state, defense and veterans affairs, the director of the selective service system and the White House. Still Missing: WWI - 3,349 - WWII - 78,621 - Cold War - 120  - Korea - 8,124 - Vietnam - 1,740 - Iraqi Freedom - 1 - Enduring Freedom - 1

Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells -- MORRISON, Wis. — All it took was an early thaw for the drinking water here to become unsafe. In Morrison, more than 100 wells were polluted by agricultural runoff within a few months, according to local officials. As parasites and bacteria seeped into drinking water, residents suffered from chronic diarrhea, stomach illnesses and severe ear infections. “Sometimes it smells like a barn coming out of the faucet,” said Lisa Barnard, who lives a few towns over, and just 15 miles from the city of Green Bay.

School threatens 4th grader after she refuses pledge of allegiance -- first interview with the nine year old Phoenix 4th grader who was threatened with class failure by her teacher if she did not put her hand over her heart and sing the pledge of allegiance.

Gov't stands by as mercury taints water -- NEW IDRIA, Calif. — Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 impoverished people. But an Associated Press investigation found that the federal government has tried to clean up fewer than a dozen of the hundreds of mines — and most cleanups have failed to stem the contamination.

Scientists find lifesaver for India – rice that doesn't have to be cooked -- It sounds too good to be true. But if Indian scientists are correct, hundreds of millions of people across the subcontinent could benefit from a specially-developed strain of rice that "cooks" simply by being soaked in water.

Refuse risky Gardisil vaccine, get deportation threat -- The U.S. government requires female immigrants between the ages of 11 and 26 to receive Gardasil shots before they can become citizens.

Illinois woman dies after catching fire during surgery -- A southern Illinois woman died after being severely burned in a flash fire while undergoing surgery, a rare but vexing dilemma in operating rooms.

The Crash, Cash, & Gold -- Everywhere we hear of well-meaning citizens prepping with the four "G"s: guns, gold, groceries, and God. Or the four "F"s: food, funds, firearms, and faith. Or the four "B"s: beans, bullion, bullets, and Bible. Comment: The gold chart comparisons are pretty telling in this article. (Thanks Jimm)

A First Person Perspective of 9/12 Rally For America -- I heard people discussing specific provisions of the Constitution, quoting the Federalist Papers, and recounting debates at the Constitutional Convention. Their vocal critiques of the proposed health care reforms included specific references to bills and to provisions in the bills, sometimes by number and quoting specific language. I especially liked a hand-lettered sign suggesting, "Can’t read? Run for Congress." Also, "Next time, read the bill." They knew how much this all costs, and they know that money is not there.

Peter Schiff running for Senate -- Another question: Is Schiff cultivating Ron Paul and his network? Paul has a remarkably large and passionate following. They’d be natural supporters of Schiff’s likely platform and could be convinced to transplant their campaign machine to CT. (Note: there's a video included in this posting.

DA says DNA problems have put criminals on streets -- DNA has become a cornerstone of criminal cases, convicting some people and exonerating others. But the bombshell this week that 12,000 DNA samples from felons that should be in the 128,605-sample database are not there shakes confidence in the system, Chisholm said. Chisholm said he needs to know immediately whose DNA wasn't in the database to see if it's not too late to file charges in some cases. He did not have an estimate of how many cases could be affected.

The story of my shoe, by the shoe thrower himself -- Mutadhar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi who threw his shoe at George Bush gave this speech on his recent release.

Keeping the world working during the H1N1 pandemic -- Seminar in Minnesota next week. Quote "We're beyond theory and on to reality & execution"...For the first time in our history an influenza pandemic is on a collision course with the global just-in-time economy. Are you ready?

Portsmouth hospital employees get choice: Flu shot or mask — or find a new job

75% of Oklahoma high school students can't name the first president of the US -- Only one in four Oklahoma public high school students can name the first President of the United States, according to a survey released today. The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs in observance of Constitution Day on Thursday.

Disaster drill involves hundreds -- Greg Mahall, public-affairs chief of the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, said the high school was one of three Tooele locations that staged mock drills, an annual operation which involved more than 600 people and several agencies from Tooele, Salt Lake and Utah counties. In one morning, three mock disasters struck Tooele simultaneously: A truck crashed into a vehicle carrying mustard agent, resulting in fire, the scattering of cattle, and a town's evacuation; the county experienced a 5.5 magnitude earthquake; and the high-school lab blew up.

$20 per gallon of gas by Frosty Woolridge -- In a new book, $20 Per Gallon by Chris Steiner, our civilization faces abrupt, escalating and dramatic change as the cost of gallon of gas inexorably grows from $5.00, $8.00, $10.00, $12.00 to ultimately $20.00 per gallon.

Bill Gates unleashes another round of grants for genetic modification & vaccine research -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has issued more than $8 million in grants to stimulate unconventional research, in the hopes of producing medical breakthroughs unlikely to emerge through traditional research channels.

Alternative medicine soars as pharmaceuticals sour -- According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), roughly 38 percent of adults and 12 percent of children utilize some form of alternative medicine or treatment. According to a 2007 survey conducted by NCCAM, adults in the U.S. spent nearly $34 billion in out-of-pocket expenses in order to obtain alternative treatments. This figure does not take into account alternative services covered by insurance reimbursement, signifying an even greater unknown amount expended for alternative treatments.

The World Seed Conference -- Technofixes & monopoly control. Held last week, the conference theme and the issues discussed, including plant variety protection and seed improvement techniques, could not be more important to millions of farmers in the developing world.  Read More...

National Earthquake Engineering Center at Purdue Univ. to be developed -- Advancing research and education to reduce the devastation and loss of human life from earthquakes and tsunamis is the goal of a new center at Purdue University.

Latest GPS satellite declared operational -- The last in the series of eight modernized Global Positioning System IIR satellites, GPS IIR-21(M), was declared operational Thursday for military and civilian users worldwide, just 10 days after launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

White House collects web users data without notice -- The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama's promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.

Corporate control over the electronic voting booth -- The recent announcement of the pending merger of Election Systems & Software (ES&S) of Omaha, Nebraska with Diebold/Premier has raised warning flags that a monopoly in vote counting will be the inevitable result. See the maps attached here for the coverage of the new ES&S.

New documentary sheds light on plight of bees --A new study by the National Academy of Sciences suggests that scientists still do not know the exact cause of the disorder that has resulted in the mysterious disappearance of billions of honeybees. However there is some evidence that the bees may have been infected with multiple viruses that combined to create "the perfect storm."

Is there a dog flu outbreak? Well, there's a vaccine for it -- A new vaccine for the Canine Flu is now available at your veterinarian's office and being recommended that all dogs get vaccinated, but especially dogs with increased risk.

H1N1 looks like avian flu on steroids -- Tests on about 100 Americans who died from swine flu virus found that they had infections deep in their lungs, which caused acute respiratory distress syndrome. Often fatal, it fills the air sacs with fluid, starves the blood of oxygen and leaves patients gasping for breath. Basically, patients suffocate or drown.

More Damning Science On Squalene And Related Adjuvants -- The potential of adjuvant hydrocarbon oils to induce autoimmunity has implications in the use of oil adjuvants in human and veterinary vaccines as well as basic research.

Google lets you custom print millions of books -- What’s hot off the presses come Thursday? Any one of the more than 2 million books old enough to fall out of copyright into the public domain.

Obama's Chicago Pentagon -- One of the key planks to President Barack Obama's health care reform plan is already being held up by an Inspector General investigation into whether leaked internal government emails might have been used to sway influence for a government contract, according to Congressional and Defense Department sources.

Today in History September 17, 2009
1778 - The United States signed its first treaty with a Native American tribe, the Delaware Nation.
1787 - The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at the Constitutional Convention.
1796 - U.S. President George Washington's Farewell Address was read before the U.S. Congress.
1862 - The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.
1872 - Phillip W. Pratt patented a version of the sprinkler system.
1908 - An airplane crashed during a demonstration in Arlington Heights, VA. Thomas Selfridge was killed, becoming the first person to be killed in an airplane accident. Orville Wright, the pilot, survived with multiple hip and leg fractures.
1911 - The first transcontinental airplane flight started. It took C.P. Rogers 82 hours to fly from New York City to Pasadena, CA.
1930 - Construction on Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam, began in Black Canyon, near Las Vegas, NV.
1937 - At Mount Rushmore, Abraham Lincoln's face was dedicated. .
1947 - The first U.S. Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, was sworn in to office.
1953 - The Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, LA, successfully separated Siamese twins. Carolyn Anne and Catherine Anne Mouton were connected at the waist when born.
1962 - U.S. space officials announced the selection of Neil A. Armstrong and eight others as new astronauts.
1972 - "M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV.
1984 - 9,706 immigrants became naturalized citizens when they were sworn in by U.S. Vice-President George Bush in Miami, FL. It was the largest group to become U.S. citizens.
1992 - Lawrence Walsh called a halt to his probe of the Iran-Contra scandal. The investigation had lasted 5 1/2 years.

Boston launches flu shot tracking-they will be issued bracelets with tracking codes -- Using technology originally developed for mass disasters, Boston disease trackers are embarking on a novel experiment - one of the first in the country - aimed at eventually creating a citywide registry of everyone who has had a flu vaccination.

Mary Travers of Peter Paul & Mary passes away -- Mary Travers, who as one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary helped popularize such tunes as "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" and "If I Had a Hammer," died in a Connecticut hospital Wednesday after battling leukemia for several years. She was 72. For more, check out their website:

Air France crash: Documents show trouble with airspeed sensors dated back at least 7 years -- Airbus knew since at least 2002 about problems with the type of speed sensor that malfunctioned on an Air France passenger plane that went down in June, the Associated Press has learned. But air safety authorities did not order their replacement until after the crash, which killed all 228 people aboard.

VIDEO: Swine flu video alert! -- This is from a military person who was involved with a drill for swine flu.
** Related Article on the tracking device that was mentioned in the above flu video
** Phoenix Jr. (NSN: 5855-01-438-4588) is an extremely rugged and low cost Infrared marker beacon. The Phoenix Jr. was principally designed as an individual Combat Identification marker employed to minimize fratricide (the inadvertent destruction of battle field assets by friendly forces.) It has also been used as a vehicle ID marker, drop zone indicator and perimeter marker.

Vaccination Liberation - Exemption Information -- Vaccination Exemptions for all states.

DNA of 12,000 felons missing from state registry -- A fellow prisoner posed as Walter E. Ellis in 2001 and gave a DNA sample for him, keeping the accused serial killer out of a statewide database and letting him avoid capture for years, according to a state Department of Justice memo. It wasn't an isolated incident. DNA for about 12,000 felons convicted since 2000 is missing from the database, the department said Wednesday. Comment: Where did the samples go and what "might" they be used for? (Thanks Jimm)!!

Operation: Can you hear us now? -- Just as word spread about the 9/12 march and nationwide tea party rallies, spread the word about taking it to the media October 17th! We need shirts saying, "Can you hear us now?"

Despite heavy sales, no shortage of deer-hunting ammunition anticipated -- Sales of ammunition and firearms have defied an economic downturn in which consumers have sharply curtailed spending. Purchases of firearms and ammo have skyrocketed since last fall and are only now showing signs of leveling off, experts say. Demand was driven at least in part by concerns that the Obama administration and some members of Congress would seek new taxes or fees on firearms and ammunition as well as the components that go into ammunition, said Tom LaChé, a board member of the Daniel Boone Conservation League in Richfield.

The Housing Tsunami’s Second Wave -- The next tidal wave of losses on home mortgages is testament to a failed housing experiment designed by the Federal Reserve under the false pretense of home ownership. In past years, mortgages were issued to responsible homeowners who took pride in home ownership and paid their mortgage on time. But when so many risky mortgage products, such as option ARMS, interest-only loans, cash out REFI’s, no money down, etc., became available to practically anyone looking to buy a house, regardless of income, these products became the rage (a 20 percent down payment to bind an owner to a property was so yesterday) and home equity literally vanished.

Was It "Pirates" or Israeli Intelligence That Intercepted a Ship Loaded with Russian Defense Missiles? -- Russian and Israeli sources say the cargo ship Arctic Sea was carrying Russia's most sophisticated air-defense system system, which could protect Iranian facilities from attack. Read More...

Hand hygiene monitor tested at VCU hospital -- A wireless, credit-card-sized sensor that can detect whether health care workers have properly washed their hands upon entering a patient's room is being studied at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. The device could greatly reduce the number of hospital acquired infections nationwide since most are transmitted through contact due to poor hand-washing practice.

8 backyard flowers that fight the common cold -- Many common flowers are more than just lawn decorations. Several flowers referred to as weeds are actually edible and have their own set of nutritional attributes.

Swine flu death rate similar to seasonal flu says expert -- The death rate from the pandemic H1N1 swine flu is likely lower than earlier estimates, an expert in infectious diseases said on Wednesday.

Why Millions of Americans Don't Need a Swine Flu Vaccine -- All these millions of people who were infected by H1N1 and didn't die have naturally made their own swine flu antibodies. They are now immune to the swine flu, and they now have zero risk of being infected or killed by this H1N1 swine flu in the future. Given that there is zero reward but some measurable risk for these people taking the vaccine, it only makes sense that people who have existing H1N1 antibodies should never be given an H1N1 vaccine shot.

Body bags disrupt Canada's flu readiness message -- The Canadian government sent body bags to some remote Indian reserves as it prepared for the winter flu season, sending a jarring message at odds with its promise that it's ready for the H1N1 flu.

The chemtrail H1N1 connection -- Since early March of 2009 the skies over Canada’s Capital City have been littered with chemtrails dispensed by jets that resemble Boeing passenger 747’s. It all started about a week or so before Swine Flu news hit the mainstream. From that point on, the amount of chemtrails being sprayed in to the skies has gradually intensified.

45% of doctors would consider quitting if Congress passes health care overhaul -- Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found.

General Dynamics given $10 million contract for war on terror propaganda websites -- The secretive US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has awarded arms globocorp General Dynamics a $10m contract to set up a network of psychological-warfare "influence websites" supporting the Global War On Terror. France and Britain are specifically included as "targeted regions".

Chinese citizens ordered to smoke more cigarettes to boost economy -- The government of Gong'an County, in China's Hubei province, sparked global controversy when it imposed a "cigarette quota" on public employees, in an effort to boost local revenue during the economic downturn.

India compiling world's largest biometric database -- As the Indian government moves forward with its plans to provide all its citizens with a Unique Identification (UID) number, the biometric authentication behind the system will mean creating the world’s largest biometric database covering the data of over a billion people, according to a BBC News article.

Army's shopping mall game center in Philadelphia shut down by protests! -- The Army Experience Center, an amusement hall built in a Philadelphia area shopping mall to make killing and dying look like fun to kids, has been the focus of repeated protests and criticism. This past weekend hundreds again protested at the AEC, and police arrested six protesters and one journalist.
Related Article: 6 of those protestors arrested for criminal conspiracy -- Six members of various anti-war groups and a reporter for were arrested Saturday at a protest organized to shut down the Army Experience Center (AEC), located in Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia.

Greenspan sees US Congress as threat to hamper FED -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he’s worried that lawmakers will hamper U.S. central bank efforts to rein in its monetary stimulus, and that inflation might “swamp” the bond market.

Paxil risk ignored jury told -- However A Glaxo attorney said there is no evidence the drug was to blame for a 3-year-old's heart problems.

Washington supreme court upholds forced DUI blood draws -- Washington State Supreme Court allows forced blood draws from anyone accused of drunk driving.

Ron Paul's audit the fed bill just 1 co-sponsor away from being veto proof

Just say no to anti-bacterial burgers -- When you give antibiotics to animals meant to become food, however, you're ensuring that antibiotics end up in the food in low but constant doses. That means bacteria are getting more accustomed to the antibiotics. There's good reason to think that this background exposure to antibiotics is contributing to the startling rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Thermal Laser Weapon being developed -- The Thermal Laser Weapon is a device that attaches to standard rail system on military rifles. Like the vehicle-mounted Active Denial System, it works by heating up the outer layer of skin, causing a very painful burning sensation without — in theory — causing any actual damage.

Video: International treaty gives foreign troops identity of American gun owners

FCC considers state, regional public safety networks -- The Federal Communications Commission has another challenge to its plan to create a nationwide broadband network for public safety needs — four state governments and more than a dozen cities and counties are applying to set up local and regional public safety networks immediately in the same bandwidth in the FCC's plan.

Why propaganda trumps truth -- Casts light on the effectiveness of propaganda. Researchers examined why big lies succeed where little lies fail.

Today in History September 16, 2009
1620 - The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England. The ship arrived at Provincetown, MA, on November 21st and then at Plymouth, MA, on December 26th. There were 102 passengers onboard.
1630 - The village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
1782 - The Great Seal of the United States was impressed on document to negotiate a prisoner of war agreement with the British. It was the first official use of the impression.
1893 - The "Cherokee Strip" in Oklahoma was swarmed by hundreds of thousands of settlers.
1908 - General Motors was founded by William Crapo "Billy" Durant. The company was formed by merging the Buick and Olds car companies.
1919 - Marvin Middlemark was born. He was the inventor of the rabbit ears TV antenna.
1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history.
1940 - Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He served for 17 years.
1974 - U.S. President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.
1976 - The Episcopal Church formally approved women to be ordained as priests and bishops.
1987 - The Montreal Protocol was signed by 24 countries in an effort to save the Earth's ozone layer by reducing emissions of harmful chemicals by the year 2000.
1990 - An eight-minute videotape of an address by U.S. President Bush was shown on Iraqi television. The message warned that action of Saddam Hussein could plunge them into a war "against the world."
1991 - A federal judge in Washington dismissed the Iran-Contra charges against Oliver North.
1994 - Exxon Corporation was ordered by federal jury to pay $5 billion in punitive damages to the people harmed by the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.
1994 - Two astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery went on the first untethered spacewalk in 10 years.

Start with something nice to listen to: Susan Boyle's first single (scroll down in article to click on listen) -- Wow! SUSAN Boyle sings her version of The Rolling Stones' Wild Horses.

Study shows common pain cream could protect heart during an attack -- New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that a common, over-the-counter pain salve rubbed on the skin during a heart attack could serve as a cardiac-protectant, preventing or reducing damage to the heart while interventions are administered. These findings are published in the Sept. 14 edition of the journal Circulation.

Homeland Security tell businesses to quarantine sick workers -- A new federal guide for businesses on the H1N1 flu tells employers to quarantine sick workers and have them wear surgical masks. The guide was released Monday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

NJ school mandates toxic hand sanitizers for children -- Teachers Ordered To Monitor Cleaning Of Hands In Morning, Before And After Lunch And After Every Restroom Visit.

40% of swine flu patients young & healthy -- About 40 percent of people who have died of swine flu or fallen seriously ill were young and otherwise healthy, an expert from the World Health Organization told a conference in Vienna Monday.

Does the H1N1 vaccine contain mercury? -- In the words of President Obama "don't be alarmed, be prepared" for the swine flu (or, officially, the H1N1 virus). But what if the preparation is more alarming than the flu?

WHO says 3 billion people worldwide could receive H1N1 vaccine -- Recent findings that a single dose of an H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine offers protection against the virus and anticipation of vaccination programs starting earlier than predicted will increase the number of people worldwide with access to the vaccine and the likelihood health officials may be able to control the spread of the virus.

Research Abstract: Influenza vaccination during pregnancy -- Conclusion: it's not recommended( from Journal of American Physicians & Surgeons)

Swine flu in perspective: Pandemic scares throughout history -- Before there was swine flu...Read More...

Unemployment rate for college graduates highest on record -- With college costs going through the roof and in many cases, costing nearly $50,000 a year at private schools many are asking whether some college degrees are even worth pursuing. Or more importantly, potential students are seeking answers regarding value.

Boeing: Jet Fighters Contract May Create 5,000 Jobs In Brazil -- Boeing Co., competing for a contract to supply 36 jet fighters to Brazil’s air force, said the work may create 5,000 jobs there and the company sees further opportunities for the nation’s aerospace industry.

Fed chief says recession very likely over -- The Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, said Tuesday that it was “very likely” that the recession had ended although he cautioned that it could be months before unemployment rates dropped significantly. (yeah, right...if you believe this, maybe you want to buy a bridge in Brooklyn?)

Four Apparent Suicides/Deaths in 48 Hours – CEO-Financiers-Fundraiser
Related Article: Four Economic Figures Dead...'Suicides'...Dead Guys Tell No Tales

ACORN conspiracy against gun owners discovered -- ACORN - the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now -- a publicly funded national organization linked to voter fraud in several states, is now actively interfering with the exercise of firearm civil rights in New Jersey, and the Second Amendment Foundation is calling for an immediate federal investigation.

Archbishop of Canterbury: Bankers Repent! -- The archbishop of Canterbury says that bankers should repent over their mistakes which led to a global financial crisis, but he fears that the financial industry is returning to business as usual.

Panel to recommend keeping some color coded alerts -- After a 60-day review of the nation's terror-alert system, a special task force is expected to recommend that the Obama administration keep color-coded alerts, but reduce the number of colors -- or levels of risk.

Chemo does not cure: Often it inflicts damage and spreads cancer -- For years now, many of us who advocate natural health and natural approaches to beating cancer have warned against the dangers and the ineffectiveness of chemotherapy. The following report presented at the 27th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium illustrates how chemo actually spreads cancer cells, as well as points out how little we are being told about the dangers of chemo...Read More...

Treasury: US economy needs indefinite life support -- The US economy is recovering from the shock of last year’s banking collapse, but could continue to need financial assistance for an indefinite period into the future, the Treasury Department stated in a report released Monday.

Blockbuster to shutter up to 960 stores -- A Securities and Exchange Commission filing has revealed Blockbuster's plans to close up to 960 retail store locations by the end of 2010 as it attempts to makes its operation more financially stable.

Pakistanis want US declared hostile state -- In what can only be described as a clear and hopeful sign that this nation is awakening, recent polls have revealed that the Pakistani public categorically denounces American policies. A recently conducted poll by revealed that 89% of over 1,000 participants were of the opinion that the United States should be declared as a hostile state.

DOD announces new information sharing access to help fusion centers combat terrorism -- Under this initiative, select fusion center personnel with a federal security clearance will be able to access specific terrorism-related information resident on the DoD Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet)—a secure network used to send classified data. This classified data will be accessed via DHS’ Homeland Security Data Network (HSDN). DHS will be responsible for ensuring that proper security procedures are followed.

Obama backs extending Patriot Act spy provisions -- The Obama administration has told Congress it supports renewing three provisions of the Patriot Act due to expire at year’s end, measures making it easier for the government to spy within the United States.

Is your cell phone melting your brain? Not Yet. -- It is too soon to know if cell phone users are at risk of developing cancer, but research conducted in Scandinavia and Israel suggests that, at the very least, there is cause for concern and a need for further investigation, experts told a Senate panel Monday.

Today in History September 15, 2009
1775 - An early and unofficial American flag was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after the seizing of Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white word "Liberty" spelled on it.
1776 - British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution.
1789 - The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State. .
1853 - Reverend Antoinette Brown Blackwell was ordained becoming first female minister was ordained in the United States.
1857 - Timothy Alder earned a patent for the typesetting machine.
1858 - The first mail service begins to the Pacific Coast of the U.S. under government contract. Coaches from the Butterfield Overland Mail Company took 12 days to make the journey between Tipton, MO and San Francisco, CA.
1909 - A New York judge rule that Ford Motor Company had infringed on George Seldon's patent for the "Road Engine." The ruling was later overturned.
1909 - Charles F. Kettering applied for a patent on his ignition system. His company Delco (Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company) later became a subsidiary of General Motors.
1923 - Oklahoma was placed under martial law by Gov. John Calloway Walton due to terrorist activity by the Ku Klux Klan. After this declaration national newspapers began to expose the Klan and its criminal activities.
1928 - Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum.
1935 - The Nuremberg Laws were enacted by Nazi Germany. The act stripped all German Jews of their civil rights and the swastika was made the official symbol of Nazi Germany.
1961 - The U.S. resumed underground testing of nuclear weapons.
1972 - The Watergate indictments began against seven perpetrators.
1983 - The U.S. Senate joined the U.S. House of Representatives in their condemning of the Soviet Union for shooting down a Korean jet with 269 people onboard.
1993 - The FBI announced a new national campaign concerning the crime of carjacking.
1998 - It was announced that 5.9 million people read The Starr Report on the Internet. 606,000 people read the White House defense of U.S. President Clinton.

Depleted Uranium - Northern Ireland professor gives evidence in Gulf War case -- The death of a 39-year-old ex-soldier from cancer was caused by his exposure to depleted uranium during the 1991 Gulf War, an inquest jury has ruled after hearing from an Ulster expert. Read More...

FBI, NYPD Hunting For Al-Qaida In NYC -- Federal agents walked out of homes with bags and boxes of evidence after raiding several locations on Monday. The ripple effects of the operation to find al-Qaida operatives in New York City extended all the way to Capitol Hill.

Russia to sell arms to Venezuela -- PRESIDENT Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will sell the arms that Venezuela wants in line with international regulations.

Routine Consumption of Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes "A Big Lie" -- Taking an aspirin a day appears to increase a person's risk of dangerous gastric bleeding as much as it decreases their risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers have found. "We don't have good evidence that, for healthy people, the benefits of long-term aspirin exceed the risks by an appropriate margin," said lead researcher Colin Baigent, of the Clinical Trial Service Unit at Oxford University.

Swine flu everywhere (map) -- This map and the data behind it were compiled by Dr. Henry Niman, a biomedical researcher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, using technology provided by Rhiza Labs and Google. The map is compiled using data from official sources, news reports and user-contributions and updated multiple times per day.

Eli Lilly to axe 5,000 jobs -- US pharmaceutical group Eli Lilly will trim more than 5,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2011 as part of a broad restructuring plan that also aims to speed up development of key medicines.

Monsanto Seed company to lay off over 1700 -- Monsanto Co., the world's biggest seed maker, said Thursday it plans to make deeper work force cuts than previously announced, saying it will reduce its staff by about 8 percent to cut costs.

Winner of best sign award from The March On Washington D.C.

NASA rocket to create clouds Tuesday -- Be sure to read the comment section!

Federal program uses syringes to deter drunk driving-want to have a cop take your blood at a DUI checkpoint? -- officers in Idaho and Texas have received training in recent months to draw blood from those suspected of drunken or drugged driving.

German man injured by swine flu trial shot speaks out -- A participant in the German H1N1 vaccine trials reports serious adverse reactions, including coughing up blood, but the lead researcher blows it off. Yet another story of problems in vaccine safety studies that are ignored.

The great swine flu cover up -- Mexico has been considered the laboratory of globalization since it initiated the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. In April of 2009 a deadly virus germinated in that laboratory, finding ideal conditions to move quickly into a global pandemic.

Swine flu shots to start in 3 weeks as cases spread -- Swine flu vaccinations may begin in three weeks, earlier than previously anticipated, after the first U.S. tests found a single shot to be effective in eight to 10 days, U.S. health officials said.

School located vaccination info & templates from the CDC -- These documents were designed to provide information for planning and conducting school-located 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics that target school-aged children enrolled in school and potentially other groups in the community.

Study reveals serious risks with HPV vaccines -- Word from the JAMA report says that the HPV vaccine has unexpectedly caused episodes of fainting and life-threatening blood clots. In fact, in a statement to the media, these events were called "disproportional" -- meaning these side effects are anything but rare. What's more, among the 12,424 adverse reaction reports about the HPV vaccine, 772 (6.2 percent) were serious and included 32 reports of death.

2000 young girls in Britain suffer serious side effects from Gardisil vaccine -- Thousands of schoolgirls have suffered suspected adverse reactions to a controversial cervical cancer vaccine introduced by the Government.

Artichokes contain amazing power -- Artichokes, which can be eaten or taken as artichoke leaf extract, have been shown to improve various digestive health disorders. They significantly lower blood cholesterol levels, prevent heart disease and atherosclerosis, enhance detoxification reactions, as well as protect the liver from damage.

Elite soldier's tell all book "compromises national security)...government tries to stop publication. -- Military blocks the publication of a book containing confidential information and may take author to court.

Mafia sank boat with radioactive waste -- Italian authorities have discovered a ship that was sunk by the mafia off the coast of southern Italy with 120 barrels of radioactive waste on board, a local prosecutor said Monday.

First trail over FEMA trailer fumes opens in LA -- For the first time since Hurricane Katrina left tens of thousands of families living in FEMA trailers, a federal jury heard allegations Monday that the government-issued shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to hazardous formaldehyde fumes.

1.2 million displaced by China's Three Gorges Dam project -- China has relocated 1.27 million people to make way for the controversial Three Gorges dam development, the world's largest hydroelectric project, state media reported.

Ingredients found in experimental H1N1 vaccine include cleaners, cosmetics along with thimerosal & squalene -- Read More...

I expect a currency crisis or semi-crisis: Jim Rogers -- The worst of the economic crisis is not over and a currency crisis can happen this year or the next year, because the problem of too much debt in the system has not been solved, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Monday.

Development of chipless RFID tatoo for animals...humans next? -- SOMARK is developing a patented chipless RFID tattoo for animal identification system. Applications include lab animals to improve drug development processes and cattle for food supply safety. SOMARK will open an R&D facility in San Diego in addition to its St. Louis location at the Center for Emerging Technologies.

Today in History September 14, 2009
1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge. Two weeks earlier Burr had been found innocent of treason.
1814 - Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry," after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.
1847 - U.S. forces took control of Mexico City under the leadership of General Winfield Scott.
1866 - George K. Anderson patented the typewriter ribbon.
1899 - In New York City, Henry Bliss became the first automobile fatality.
1901 - U.S. President William McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, at age 42, succeeded him.
1915 - Carl G. Muench received a patent for Insulit, the first sound-absorbing material to be used in buildings.
1940 - The Selective Service Act was passed by the U.S. Congress providing the first peacetime draft in the United States.
1948 - In New York, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the site of the United Nations' world headquarters.
1983 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 416-0 in a resolution condemning the Soviet Union for the shooting down of a Korean jet on September 1.
1984 - Joe Kittinger became the first person to fly a balloon solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Thought For The Day from our friend Mike Tawse in the UK -- The Inspiration Of Dreams - Though your dreams may inspire you, it is your actions, which inspire others. In turn, the combination of inspiration with action is the catalyst for progress. Thanks Mike!!

Cell phone radiation-top 10 worst & best -- Ranking more than 1,000 cell phones according to the radiation levels they emit.

France Telecom plagued by employee suicides -- 23 suicides of an employee from the phone company in 18 months.

Friday's bank failures -- Corus Bank in Chicago seized along with  Brickwell Community Bank of Woodbury, Minnesota.

Brasscheck TV: The Great Distraction -- Nature? Accident? Biological warfare?

A million or more rock Washington -- The capital was rocked today by a taxpayer march and rally that could be the biggest protest ever – potentially dwarfing the Million Man March and the Promise Keepers Rally. Though crowd estimates vary from as low as 60,000 to 70,000 according to ABC News to a high of 2 million by London Daily Mail, photographs and videos of the march and rally demonstrate its enormity. Weird how The White House said Friday it was unaware of the rally!!!
Related VIDEO: 9-12 Washington protest time lapse video showing how the crowd grew

FOIA Letter Generator - How to file a FOIA request -- Records requests letters can be sent to any federal agency, or almost any component of a state or county government. The first decision to make is whether you are going to request documents from a state or federal agency. To whom do you want to send a request?

See how small this Hitachi-chip is? -- RFID keeps getting smaller. On February 13, Hitachi unveiled a tiny, new “powder” type RFID chip measuring 0.05 x 0.05 mm — the smallest yet — which they aim to begin marketing in 2 to 3 years.
Related Article: This Hitachi chip is from 2003. Since then the chips have become even smaller. The antennas have been improved and the storage capacity has increased a lot.

The Chip is at the Tip of the Needle By Dr Ryke Geerd Hamer

China Probes ‘Dumping’ of U.S. Auto, Chicken Products -- China announced a probe into the alleged dumping of American auto and chicken products, two days after U.S. President Barack Obama imposed tariffs on imports of tires from the Asian nation. Read More...

Rocket Test In Northern Utah Goes Off Without a Problem -- The first test of NASA's powerful new moon rocket has gone off without a problem. However, experts say no way to returning to moon.

Gold investors warned to liquidate after 'buying frenzy' --  HMMMM....There's a video appended to this link, regarding this "reasoning". From what I know, if someone in the mainstream media tells me to do something, it's obviously going to always be the "wrong something to do". Thanks Jimm!!!

H1N1 widespread in 11 states -- The United States is seeing increased levels of pandemic H1N1 influenza activity, with cases being reported in all 50 states and widespread activity in Guam and 11 states, most of them in the Southeast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

Sebelius: H1N1 flu shots may start early October -- The nation’s first round of H1N1 flu shots could begin sooner than expected, with some vaccines available as early as the first week of October, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday.

Underlying H1N1 - US Bio-weaponry program -- Establishing bio-weaponry protocol, a fear based national and international dictum, has significantly invaded every State, local and personal body part at break neck speed. But who realizes the under-lying reality… that is…that the H1N1 pandemic is, simply put, a worldwide consequence management drill for the sole purpose of refining national and worldwide bio-weaponry protocol.

Poll of Troops in Iraq Sees 72% Support For Withdrawal Within a Year -- Seventy-two percent of troops on the ground in Iraq think U.S. military forces should get out of the country within a year, according to a Zogby poll released Tuesday.

Federal proposal would spend 154 million on vehicle tracking tax -- Oregon congressman wants to spend taxpayer money to develop nationwide vehicle tracking and taxing technologies.

Obama extends Bush National Emergency on 9-11 -- Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2009. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency the former President declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

Charlie Sheen confronts Obama on 9/11 coverup -- When the decline and fall of America is finally written, it will be seen that 9/11 was a watershed moment. It marks the turning point in American culture. It is the time when the world's most powerful country's conversation did not follow up on important questions. Was 9/11 an inside job? This is not the question. The question is why hasn't 9/11 been investigated further so lingering questions can be put to bed. There is still time to do so.

Propaganda for the children-Several states test curriculum explaining 9-11 -- Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined Sept. 11 family members and college professors on Tuesday at a hotel blocks from the World Trade Center site to unveil a plan to teach middle and high school students about the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Conspiracy theory or hidden truth? The 9/11 enigmas -- "Nearly all the mainstream information sources and government officials have kept crucial information hidden from the public. This brief article will provide a clear explanation as to what actually happened to the Twin Towers and Building 7 (WTC 7) on September 11, 2001."

Dangerous staph germs found at West Coast beaches -- for the first time at five public beaches along the coast of Washington, and scientists think the state is not the only one with this problem. The germ is MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - a hard-to-treat bug once rarely seen outside of hospitals but that increasingly is spreading in ordinary community settings such as schools, locker rooms and gyms.

GM seeds threaten food supply say researchers -- This is the second time in a week that researchers have raised fears about the impact of climate change on crops. According to a study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last week, climate change could result in severe shortages of two of America’s most important grains – corn and soy. Although yields increase with temperature up to 29C for corn and 30C for soybeans, there is a sharp decline in yield above these thresholds, they said.

T.Boone: Us still importing more than 60% of it's oil supply -- “We are digging ourselves deeper into a hole every day, and our economy and security are suffering,” Pickens wrote in a mass e-mail Thursday, Sept. 10, directed to Pickens Plan supporters. That’s because the U.S. is still importing more than 60 percent of its oil from foreign countries. Read More...

Megadeth Awakens to the New World Order -- Megadeth is rumored to have woken up to the New World Order after having viewed Alex Jones' ground breaking documentary "EndGame."  Now Megadeth has come out with their new album entitled "Endgame." You can read the lyrics below from their politically charged title track.

Sonic weapons used in Iraq positioned at San Diego town hall meeting -- “Long-range acoustic devices [LRADs] for crowd control can be extremely dangerous. These are used in Iraq to control insurgents. They can cause serious and lasting harm to humans…We want to know WHY our Sheriff Dept has this weapon,” Sal Magallanez of San Diego-based Liberty One Radio said in an e-mail sent to East County Magazine, prompting a joint investigation.

Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering -- Jennifer Hall-Massey knows not to drink the tap water in her home near Charleston, W.Va. In fact, her entire family tries to avoid any contact with the water. Her youngest son has scabs on his arms, legs and chest where the bathwater — polluted with lead, nickel and other heavy metals — caused painful rashes. Many of his brother’s teeth were capped to replace enamel that was eaten away. Read More...

The pesticide lined up to replace methyl bromide in California farming is ...what? -- Highly toxic methyl iodide??? When scientists use the chemical methyl iodide in a laboratory setting, they slip on gloves and wear ventilation hoods. The chemical is so toxic, they transfer the liquid in sealed tubes with syringes to prevent accidental releases into the air. Sometimes, methyl iodide is used to induce cancer in lab animals.

SONIC WEAPONS USED IN IRAQ POSITIONED AT CONGRESSIONAL TOWNHALL MEETINGS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY -- “Long-range acoustic devices [LRADs] for crowd control can be extremely dangerous. These are used in Iraq to control insurgents. They can cause serious and lasting harm to humans…We want to know WHY our Sheriff Dept has this weapon,” Sal Magallanez of San Diego-based Liberty One Radio said in an e-mail sent to East County Magazine. The device was stationed by San Diego County Sheriff deputies at a recent town hall forum hosted by Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) in Spring Valley and at a subsequent town hall with Congressman Darrell Issa (R-San Diego). The Davis Rally drew an estimated 1,300-1,500 people, including vocal conservative and liberal protest groups. Read More...

Security confusion on Potomac triggered by "training exercise" on 9-11(first reports) -- An incident Friday that triggered concerns about the security of the president on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks turned out to be a training exercise, officials said.
Later report......Coast Guard drill sets off scare...blame cast on CNN for scare

Warning to people in Greece New York...your town is not under attack -- It's a military exercise by the 401st civil affairs battalion -- the army reserve unit based in Webster. Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters flew over the city and into Greece to drop the soldiers at the town hall grounds.

It's the vaccines, stupid! -- Evidence Linking Autism Rise In Children To Vaccinations by F. William Engdahl.

NASA picks moon crater they want to bomb -- NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) is racing toward a double-impact on the moon at 7:30 am EDT on Oct. 9th. Today NASA announced exactly where the crash will take place. Check out the photo!

80,000 New Yorkers sign petition to investigate 9-11 -- On Friday, September 4, the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) submitted 28,000 petition signatures as a supplement to the 52,000 signatures submitted on June 24 calling for a citywide referendum on the creation of a local, independent commission to investigate 9/11.

Today in History September 11, 2009

* A Moment of Silence Please *
Remembering 9/11 8 years later - We will Never Forget!
Bless those who lost family and friends!

1609 - Explorer Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor and discovered Manhattan Island and the Hudson River.
1776 - A Peace Conference was held between British General Howe and three representatives of the Continental Congress (Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge). The conference failed and the American war for independence continued for seven years.
1777 - American forces, under General George Washington, were forced to retreat at the Battle of Brandywine Creek by British forces under William Howe. The Stars and Stripes (American flag) were carried for the first time in the battle.
1786 - The Convention of Annapolis opened with the aim of revising the articles of the confederation.
1789 - Alexander Hamilton was appointed by U.S. President George Washington to be the first secretary of the treasury.
1875 - "Professor Tidwissel's Burglar Alarm" was featured in the New York Daily Graphic and became the first comic strip to appear in a newspaper.
1883 - The mail chute was patented by James Cutler. The new device was first used in the Elwood Building in Rochester, NY.
1897 - A ten-week strike of coal workers in Pennsylvania, WV, and Ohio came to an end. The workers won and eight-hour workday, semi-monthly pay, and company stores were abolished.
1910 - In Hollywood, the first commercially successful electric bus line opened.
1936 - Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt by turning on the dam's first hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave orders to attack any German or Italian vessels found in U.S. defensive waters. The U.S. had not officially entered World War II at this time.
1941 - In Arlington, VA, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pentagon took place.
1959 - The U.S. Congress passed a bill authorizing the creation of food stamps.
1985 - A U.S. satellite passed through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet. It was the first on-the-spot sampling of a comet.
1990 - U.S. President Bush vowed "Saddam Hussein will fail" while addressing Congress on the Persian Gulf crisis. In the speech Bush spoke of an objective of a new world order - "freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace". .
1998 - Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sent a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.
2001 - In the U.S., four airliners were hijacked and were intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit the World Trade Center, which collapsed shortly after, in New York City, NY. One airliner hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Another airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people were killed.

Declassified Aerial 9-11 Pictures -- We Will Never Forget!! (PowerPoint Presentation)

9-11 to become a day of service? -- 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Projects Taking Place in All 50 States.
Related Article: On 9/11, day of mourning becomes day of service -- Drawing on the spirit that spurred volunteers to rush to the burning World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Americans looked for ways to help each other on a day better known for mourning the thousands of people killed in the nation's worst terrorist attack.

50 questions on 9-11 -- It's September 11 all over again - eight years on. The George W Bush administration is out. The "global war on terror" is still on, renamed "overseas contingency operations" by the Barack Obama administration.

This 9-11, Obama's got the bullhorn on terrorism, but the way forward is far from clear -- Obama, more discriminating in his speech (than Bush), has struggled to craft a clear message as he faces difficult decisions about how best to protect Americans and amid growing doubts about his ability to do so. An AP-GfK poll released this week finds the president's approval ratings for his handling of Afghanistan and Iraq slipping, and declining approval, as well, for his efforts to combat terrorism. Comment: New puppet, same puppet masters. They'll load up the teleprompter with the "right words to say". (Thanks Jimm)

First Observer marks Sept. 11 with training for truckers -- Truckers and others with web access have a new opportunity to learn about a new program that aims to help stop future terrorism and crime activities. On Friday, Sept. 11, the First Observer trucking security program will host multiple webinars to train truck drivers on how to observe, assess and report potential criminal activity.

Ground broken for Homeland Security complex -- Washington notables broke ground on the future home of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, symbolically starting construction on the biggest federal building project in the Washington area since the Pentagon 68 years ago.

A new anthrax vaccine is under development -- Scientists from Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine said their research suggests the protein fragments could lead to a vaccine with fewer side effects than the current vaccine????

Electrocutions in Iraq of soldiers -- The family of Adam Hermanson, a 25-year-old military contractor who died in Baghdad's Green Zone on September 1--apparently of electrocution in a shower--is alleging that Hermanson's employer, Triple Canopy, initially misled them about how he died.

83% Do Not Trust the Social Security Administration Will Handle Their Social Security Disability Claim Fairly -- A poll taken by the website Ultimate Disability Guide asked the question, "Do you trust the Social Security Administration to handle your Social Security Disability claim fairly?" 83% of the people responded "no".

$1.1 Trillion in Toxic Loans: $908 Billion in Interest Only and $198 Billion in Option ARMs. The Zombie Loans that Simply Don’t Die -- Two years of a deep and prolonged recession and we still can’t seem to get a hold of the toxic assets plaguing the books of banks. Much of this comes from the scamming and blood sucking from banks on the taxpayer.

Bank 'walkaways' from foreclosed homes are a growing, troubling trend -- Renetta Atterberry thought she had lost her East 102nd Street house. So she was shocked to learn in January -- five years after her mortgage company filed for foreclosure -- that it was still in her name. Worse, the long-vacant rental home had been vandalized and she faced a raft of housing code violations. Since then, she has been saddled with debts of about $12,000 to pay for demolition and back taxes. "I thought I had nothing else to do with that home," said Atterberry. "I was so embarrassed and humiliated by this."

Mom Feeds Family For Under $10 A Week Coupons, Planning Pay Off For Family Of Six -- A mother of four has earned the title of "queen of coupons," as she has learned to feed her family of six for less than $10 a week. Kathy Spencer, of Boxford, Mass., said the trick is buying in bulk when items are on sale and using coupons to bring down the cost. "We freeze everything," Spencer said. "If taco shells are on sale, we pull out chicken from the freezer and make tacos."

Traficant: I could have been hurt while in prison -- A former Ohio congressman who was freed after seven years in prison says he was put in jeopardy behind bars because of his views.

FDA approves "emergency rules" (project Bioshield law) for mass medication of population with anti-virals -- The FDA has approved using the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza without many of the normal protections, in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) declaration of a health emergency in response to H1N1 swine flu.

Pandemic flu can infect cells deep in the lungs, study says -- Pandemic swine flu can infect cells deeper in the lungs than seasonal flu can, according to a new study published today in Nature Biotechnology. The researchers, from Imperial College London, say this may explain why people infected with the pandemic strain of swine-origin H1N1 influenza are more likely to suffer more severe symptoms than those infected with the seasonal strain of H1N1. They also suggest that scientists should monitor the current pandemic H1N1 influenza virus for changes in the way it infects cells that could make infections more serious.

2 girls given anti virals at summer camp develop resistant superbug flu -- Both girls recovered without becoming seriously ill, but the incident shows that it is easy for the new pandemic H1N1 virus to develop resistance to flu drugs, officials said.

How coconut oil can help reduce the symptoms of type 2 diabetes -- A new study in animals demonstrates that a diet rich in coconut oil protects against 'insulin resistance' (an impaired ability of cells to respond to insulin) in muscle and fat. The diet also avoids the accumulation of body fat caused by other high fat diets of similar calorie content. Together these findings are important because obesity and insulin resistance are major factors leading to the development of Type 2 diabetes.

Airports urged to use face scans -- Passengers are being urged to use facial recognition gates at airports after a successful trial of the technology. The state of the art machines scan passengers' faces and check them against their passport photo.

Police cameras IN bars? -- There's already more than 450 police surveillance cameras in Baltimore. Add hundreds more from private companies, some of which link in to the police Citiwatch Center, and you're pretty much under watch just about anywhere. Now you can't even escape to the corner bar.

Crime cameras blanket Lancaster PA in the middle of Amish country -- A city in the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country is home to a controversial high-tech crime-fighting experiment. Authorities in Lancaster are completing the installation of 165 surveillance cameras. Read More...

French judges protest secret pandemic decrees

Verichip corporation agrees to acquire Steel Vault corporation to form Positive ID corp -- VeriChip Corporation, a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, and Steel Vault Corporation, a premier provider of identity security products and services, announced today that VeriChip has agreed to acquire Steel Vault and form PositiveID Corporation to offer identification tools and technologies for consumers and businesses.

Study: vaccination of 70% of US population could control flu -- An aggressive vaccination program that first targets children and ultimately reaches 70 percent of the U.S. population would mitigate pandemic influenza H1N1 that is expected this fall, according to computer modeling and analysis of observational studies conducted by researchers at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute (VIDI) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

US braces for possible nuclear war with North Korea -- The United States is bracing for a possible nuclear war with North Korea, as well as the regime's possible sudden collapse, according to a Washington-based think tank.

YouTube: The Federal Reserve wants you chipped! -- This compilation video has an incredible segment filmed inside the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's Money in Motion exhibit. This exhibit is widely visited by impressionable school children and their socialist teachers. From 0:41 to 1:50-If thhis doesn't convince you than nothing will.

The revolt against the elite -- The revolt keeps growing, from tea parties to angry town hall meetings across the country, an uprising against the attempts of an elite to force on us an all-powerful State, about as welcome as grandma's cod-liver oil. Examples of revolt go beyond irate callers to radio talk shows. Take for instance the incident at a Frankie Valli concert recently posted on American Thinker, and the disgust and anger in Joe Sheffat's article. Sen. Barbara Boxer encountered it, as did Sen. Claire McCaskill, who made the mistake of asking if she was trusted.

A year after financial crisis a new world order emerges -- One year after the near collapse of the global financial system, this much is clear: The financial world as we knew it is over, and something new is rising from its ashes.

Google moves towards micropayments for newspapers -- With micropayments and transaction platforms a buzzworthy sector of the Web right now, it's no surprise that Google would want to get in on the game.

Cell phone radiation-top 10 worst & best -- Ranking more than 1,000 cell phones according to the radiation levels they emit.

No Escape From Guantánamo: The Latest Habeas Rulings

Who is sending mysterious laptops to governors? -- The FBI is investigating the unexpected deliveries that were sent to governors' offices in at least 10 states, according to media reports. Investigators are trying to determine if the machines contain malware or programming that would allow someone remote access to secure networks.

1 in 4 brits to be vetted for child protection database -- Parents could face a £5,000 fine for driving their children's friends to a sports event or Cub Scout meeting. They face punishment and a criminal record if they have not been vetted first by a massive new government agency.

Today in History September 10, 2009
1608 - John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown, VA colony council.
1794 - America's first non-denominational college was charted. Blount College later became the University of Tennessee.
1813 - The first defeat of British naval squadron occurred in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The leader of the U.S. fleet sent the famous message "We have met the enemy, and they are ours" to U.S. General William Henry Harrison.
1846 - Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.
1847 - The first theater opened in Hawaii.
1899 - A second quake in seven days hit Yakutat Bay, AK. It measured 8.6.
1913 - The Lincoln Highway opened. It was the first paved coast-to-coast highway in the U.S. .
1942 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt mandated gasoline rationing as part of the U.S. wartime effort.
1953 - Swanson began selling its first "TV dinner."
1963 - Twenty black students entered public schools in Alabama at the end of a standoff between federal authorities and Alabama governor George C. Wallace
1979 - U.S. President Carter granted clemency to four Puerto Rican nationalists who had been imprisoned for an attack on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954 and an attempted assassination of U.S. President Truman in 1950.
1984 - The Federal Communications Commission changed a rule to allow broadcasters to own 12 AM and 12 FM radio stations. The previous limit was 7 of each.
1990 - Iraq's Saddam Hussein offered free oil to developing nations in an attempt to win their support during the Gulf War Crisis.
1998 - Mac Davis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998 - U.S. President Clinton met with members of his Cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to improve as a person in the wake of the scandal involving Monica Lewinsky.
2002 - Florida tested its new elections system. The test resulted in polling stations opening late and problems occurred with the touch screen voting machines.


Bank Reports Website: The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) -- The Uniform Bank Performance Report (UBPR) is an analytical tool created for bank supervisory, examination, and management purposes. In a concise format, it shows the impact of management decisions and economic conditions on a bank's performance and balance-sheet composition.

Obama heckled by GOP during speech: "You lie!" -- In an extraordinary breach of congressional decorum, a Republican lawmaker shouted "You lie" at President Barack Obama during his speech to Congress Wednesday. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., tried to call Obama to apologize in person, but ended up speaking to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

US bans alcohol at Army bases in Afghanistan -- A top US commander has banned alcohol at its headquarters in Kabul after troops were found to be too drunk in the wake of a recent deadly air strike in Afghanistan.

Iraq shoe thrower offered cars, homes, and a wife -- Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who famously threw his shoes at George W Bush in a fit of rage, has been inundated with offers of cars, wives and money in the run up to his release from prison.

Our strange world: Repentant Thai breeds 4,600 scorpions -- A Thai man is keeping more than 4,600 scorpions as pets to atone for the years he spent cooking the arachnids to sell as snacks.

Taxpayers face heavy losses on auto bailout -- The prospect of recovering the government's assistance to GM and Chrysler is heavily dependent on shares of the two companies rising to unprecedented levels, the report said. The government owns 10 percent of Chrysler and 61 percent of GM. The two companies are currently private but are expected to issue stock, in GM's case by next year. The shares "will have to appreciate sharply" for taxpayers to get their money back, the report said.

For those that have not heard: Georgia Agriculture Department Finds Listeria in Sample of Eggo Buttermilk Waffles at Atlanta Plant -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- September 2, 2009 - A laboratory test by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of Kellogg's Buttermilk Eggo Waffles manufactured at an Atlanta plant.

Credit Debt Has Dug a Two-Decade Hole -- At the end of 2008, households that used a credit card had an average outstanding debt of $10,679. Excluding mortgages, the average American with a credit file is responsible for $16,635 in debt, according to Experian. The most fascinating fact is that the top 10 US credit card issuers held an 87.55% market share of the outstanding $973 billion linked to general-purpose cards in 2008. These 10 banks are coincidentally the same ones that brought down the financial system -- Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), JP Morgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Capital One (COF), HSBC (HBC), American Express (AXP), Discover (DFS), US Bank (USB), and USAA.

A tale of two inflations (The Mess That Greenspan Made) -- Yes, pegged currencies in Asia play a role here, but surely the folks at the Federal Reserve, even with their misguided focus on consumer prices to the exclusion of nearly all other considerations, could have seen that inflation in the U.S. was only as low as it was because of cheap imports. Had this been understood and had interest rates been kept higher over the last ten years, we probably wouldn't have near the number of problems that we've seen in the last year or two.

Expelled student sues over unreasonable cell phone search -- A 12-year-old was expelled from school after having his cell phone confiscated and searched by authorities. What did they find? Pictures of him dancing. Now, the ACLU has taken up the case, arguing that even students are protected from unreasonable search and seizure.

83% do not trust the Social Security administration to handle their claim fairly -- A poll taken by the website Ultimate Disability Guide asked the question, "Do you trust the Social Security Administration to handle your Social Security Disability claim fairly?" 83% of the people responded "no".

Museum scours world for videos of 9-11 attacks -- The memorial is expected to open on the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2011, and the museum a year later. The names of nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, as well as those from the 1993 trade center truck bombing, will be around two waterfall filled pools.

Credit scores: What you need to know now -- Credit scores have been getting a lot of attention lately, as lenders tighten credit standards and contend with new legislation that has, among other things, reined in how credit-card issuers can raise rates.

Cell phone radiation varies widely, watchdog group says -- The government watchdog group on Wednesday releases a list ranking cellphones in terms of radiation. The free listing of more than 1,000 devices can be viewed here.

The 2009 influenza pandemic: Selected Legal issues - Congressional report -- Although currently the pandemic is of moderate severity with the majority of patients experiencing mild symptoms and making a rapid and full recovery, this experience could change. This report provides a brief overview of selected legal issues including emergency measures, civil rights, liability issues, and employment issues.
Quotation from former vaccine officer at FDA: “There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.”- '
Dr. J. Anthony Morris (former Chief Vaccine Control Officer of FDA)

1918 influenza-a treatment that worked -- Most people reading this already know that drugs are almost never the answer to what ails the body. But, do you know how they were achieving an almost 100% recovery rate at Battle Creek, a facility run by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg? A 1918 article titled "Spanish Influenza Treatment," edited by Dr. Kellogg, shares the recommended influenza protocols. (Nina Note: chicken soup also worked according to my father who was 8 years old & fed his whole family soup until they got better)

Swine flu vaccine linked to paralysis -- It is not any alleged “Swine Flu” or H1N1 “virus” that is the danger to the lives of our loved ones, our children, our pregnant mothers. We are being literally panicked by WHO, CDC, the US Government and uncritical mass media into demanding what amounts to legalized toxins as a “guard” against a disease so far milder than a common cold.

ER physicians fear possible fall flood of flu -- As children return to school and promptly become infected with H1N1 influenza, emergency-room (ER) physicians nationwide are becoming increasingly anxious over their ERs' capacity to deal with an influx of flu patients.

What Does DHS Know About You? -- Retrieved from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s Automated Targeting System (ATS). This was obtained through a FOIA/Privacy Act request and sent in by an anonymous reader according to this website posting.

11 end lives under WA assisted suicide law -- Eleven people have used prescribed drugs to end their lives during the first six months after a Washington state law took effect allowing assisted suicides for terminally ill patients, an advocacy group said Tuesday.

Administration seeks to keep terror watch list data secret -- The Obama administration wants to maintain the secrecy of terrorist watch-list information it routinely shares with federal, state and local agencies, a move that rights groups say would make it difficult for people who have been improperly included on such lists to challenge the government.

US girl scouts prepare for war, pestilence -- The United States wants to enlist its 3.4 million Girl Scouts in the effort to combat hurricanes, pandemics, terror attacks and other disasters.

Theories emerge on secret satellite launch -- Lockheed Martin has confirmed that its spacecraft, called PAN, was launched atop an Atlas V, but the company isn’t providing much in the way of details.

Protests brew over Cheney International Center in Wyoming -- A decision by the University of Wyoming to name a new center for international students for former Vice President Dick Cheney is drawing criticism from people who say Cheney's support for the Iraq war and harsh interrogation techniques should disqualify him from the distinction.

Food scarcity to bring down world governments cause chaos -- Food shortages are the biggest threat to global security today, and will soon lead to the collapse of more and more states, according to a warning published in Scientific American by Lester Brown, founder the Worldwatch Institute and founder and head of the Earth Policy Institute.

UK-Call to microchip all dogs -- “Microchipping is an essential part of being a responsible dog owner and has helped so many people become reunited with their beloved pets,”  said Clarissa Baldwin.

Today in History September 9, 2009
490 B.C. - The Battle of Marathon took place between the invading Persian army and the Athenian Army. The marathon race was derived from the events that occurred surrounding this battle.
1776 - The second Continental Congress officially made the term "United States", replacing the previous term "United Colonies."
1836 - Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law.
1850 - California became the 31st state to join the union.
1898 - In Omaha, NE, Tommy Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship.
1893 - U.S. President Grover Cleveland's wife, Frances Cleveland, gave birth to a daughter, Esther. It was the first time a president's child was born in the White House.
1904 - Mounted police were used for the first time in the City of New York.
1926 - The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
1942 - Japan dropped incendiaries over Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite.
1957 - The first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction was signed into law by U.S. President Eisenhower.
1986 - Ted Turner presented the first of his colorized films on WTBS in Atlanta, GA.
1986 - Gennadiy Zakharov was indicted by a New York jury on espionage charges. Zakharov was a Soviet United Nations employee.
1994 - The U.S. agreed to accept about 20,000 Cuban immigrants a year. This was in return for Cuba's promise to halt the flight of refugees.
1994 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off on an 11-day mission.
1995 - Amtrak's Broadway Limited service made its final run between New York City, NY and Chicago, IL.

VIDEO: Dr Rauni Kilde on Swine Flu Conspiracy

Thought Of the Day by our friend Mike Tawse in the UK --
Before any of us can reach our full potential, it is essential to understand three things...Read More....

Obama warns schoolchildren to be careful what they post on Facebook... or it could come back to haunt them -- Barack Obama has warned schoolchildren to be careful what they post on Facebook because it might come back to haunt them later in life.

Why psychologists are infinitely more dangerous than conspiracy theorists -- According to a Psychology Today hit piece written by psychologist John Gartner, people prone to thinking that powerful men might actually get together and plan to maintain and advance their power are borderline psychotics who are a danger to society. In reality, hundreds of years of history has taught us that psychologists routinely aid authoritarian regimes in enforcing tyrannical and inhumane policies while helping them crush political opposition by defining suspicion of authorities as a mental illness.

Surge home overwhelms Veteran's Affairs clinics -- With many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of Veterans Affairs has seen treatment requests and disability claims soar.

Placebos Are Getting More Effective -Drug makers Are Desperate to Know Why -- It's not that the old meds are getting weaker, drug developers say. It's as if the placebo effect is somehow getting stronger.

Shocker! Judge orders trial on eligibility issue -- A California judge today tentatively scheduled a trial for Jan. 26, 2010, for a case that challenges Barack Obama's eligibility to be president based on questions over his qualifications under the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.

September 9 2009: A crime that will forever go unpunished -- As for American real estate, though, I must say I have yet to see anyone denouncing the role the government plays in that market, even if some seem to come closer. It's not a right-wing issue or anything, it's nothing to do with big government. The problem is that government guarantees cause people to grossly overpay for their homes.

Air Force launches top secret satellite-listens to cell phone conversations -- A Titan IV-B rocket was used to launch the large spacecraft, believed to be an electronics listening satellite, into a position 22,300 miles above the Earth's equator. The National Reconnaissance Office would not reveal any details about the satellite, including its cost, purpose or which contractor built it.

Theft of fixtures becomes major risk in foreclosures -- Julie Halferty, a special agent who oversees the Phoenix FBI Mortgage Fraud Task Force, said no one knows exactly how many foreclosed houses in the Valley have been stripped by former owners, neighbors or strangers. Those who work in real estate believe the number is in the thousands. "Without question, probably 85 to 90 percent of houses on the market under $200,000 have been stripped," said Tempe real-estate agent Kim Baker.

WSJ: Home Price Increases Depends on Foreclosure Sales -- If the share of foreclosure sales increase later this year–as banks complete efforts to modify loans and as fewer traditional sellers put their homes on the market–that could generate even larger price declines. One sobering conclusion from the study: fewer homes sold in the first half of the year compared to previous years in several states, even as the share of REO sales (bank owned foreclosures) more than doubled.

Smart chickens not duped by GM feed -- Chickens refusing to eat the maize they had been fed has led to the discovery that their feed had been genetically modified to include a well-known weed and insect killer.

Psychiatric drugs side effects search engine -- Summary of All Adverse Reaction Reports Received by the FDA 2004 - 2006

Post swine flu chronic fatigue syndrome -- The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME reports that the organization has learned of a documented case of post-H1N1 chronic fatigue syndrome. "The patient is a 15-year-old male New Zealander who contracted H1N1 on a trip to Mexico and never recovered," says Dr. Ken Friedman, IACFS/ME board member.

Another shocking warning about swine flu vaccine -- The swine flu vaccine has been hit by new cancer fears after a German health expert gave a shocking warning about its safety.

NY: Local nurse won't comply with state vaccination order -- A vaccine for the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, is still a month away at best. But health care workers are already being bumped to the front of the line. Those who work in health care are being strongly urged by the federal government to get immunized once the swine flu vaccine is available. The state of New York is taking it one step further by making vaccination a requirement.

France to use swine flu to gut laws -- In case of a swine flu pandemic the French government has a plan to introduce emergency measures that would gut legal protections for citizens, the daily Liberation reported Tuesday.

Don't panic-flu terror is a con -- THE panic over swine flu has left a bad taste in my mouth. There’s too much hype, too much scare-mongering and, for me, it has all been overblown.

How Washington is screwing up health care reform – and why it may take a revolt to fix it.

Groups will sue to stop Grand Canyon uranium mine -- Environmental groups on Tuesday filed a 60-day notice that they intend to sue the federal Bureau of Land Management over its decision to allow a uranium mine to reopen north of the Grand Canyon.

UK food standards agency proves organic foods are better -- The results in its recent study appears to prove organic food is likely to be better than conventional food by a probability of 99.95 percent.

Hotels save money by saving sheets with RFID enable linen tracker -- One of the largest expenses the hospitality industry incurs comes from the theft, destruction or wear and tear of linens. To tackle this problem Linen Technology Tracking has developed linen tracker, a new RFID-enabled system for monitoring linens.

E-Bomb doomsday conference started Sept.8 -- It’ll fry pace makers, destroy iPhones, and turn laptops into useless paperweights. It’s the scariest thing most people outside the Washington Beltway have never heard of: electromagnetic pulse weapons. And you can learn all about it starting today at the EMPACT conference in Niagara Falls, New York.

We are living in an artificially induced state of consciousness -- Today, television watching is the most popular leisure activity as more and more people are choosing the fantasy world of TV over engaging with others in real communication and experiences.

Globalization threatens indigenous foods -- The rich diversity of food in indigenous communities across the world is threatened by the spread of Western eating habits through globalization, a United Nations agency said Tuesday.

US controls 68.4% of worldwide weapons sales -- Citing a congressional study released on Friday, the Times said the United States was involved in 68.4 percent of the global sales of arms. U.S. weapons sales jumped nearly 50 percent in 2008 despite the global economic recession to $37.8 billion from $25.4 billion the year before.

Verichip re-launches Verimed electronic health records system -- VeriChip hopes to capitalize on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which authorized $23 billion in stimulus funds for health care information technology, with an emphasis on the implementation and adoption of EHRs.

Better immune defense against anthrax -- Scientists discover a gene in anthrax-causing bacteria may help defend against this form of bio-warfare.

20 most bizarre Craigslist advertisements of all time -- Earlier this year the website agreed to drop its "erotic services" section over claims that it promoted pornography, but otherwise the unmoderated, anything-goes ethos on which its success was built continues.

Rebellion-B-Gone-chemical neurowarfare -- Imagine a future where the Iranian regime didn’t need to spend weeks in the streets beating, killing, and jailing protesters to put down the reform movement. Read More...

Obama may need sense of crises to get health care overhaul -- President Barack Obama returns to Washington next week in search of one thing that can revive his health-care overhaul: a sense of crisis.

Sibel Edmonds blows the whistle on blackmailed, bribed Congressmen -- Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'. Previously, the Bush Administration invoked the so-called "state secrets privilege" in order to gag Edmonds, in attempting to keep such information from becoming public.

Truckers lawsuit against Minnesota for arbitrary fatigue enforcement moves forward -- The Association filed the lawsuit May 13 with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on behalf of truck drivers placed out of service and in some cases fined after members of the Minnesota State Patrol arbitrarily arrived at the conclusion the drivers were “fatigued.”

A CO2 budget for everyone on earth? -- In a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the German government's climate protection adviser, argues that drastic measures must be taken in order to prevent a catastrophe. He is proposing the creation of a CO2 budget for every person on the planet, regardless whether they live in Berlin or Beijing.

A Rout on the Dollar -- Isn’t this the second time this year that we’ve heard about a “global reserve bank”? The first time we heard about it, the IMF was to assume that role and issue special drawing rights (SDR’s) as a global currency… Now, we hear something a bit different, but it’s the same, folks… I’ll tell you right now what they are doing… The “powers that be” are “getting us used to hearing about this” by releasing stories here and there… That way, when the time comes for them to unveil their plan to have a global currency, they’ll be able to say, “We’ve been talking about this for a long time, and no on had a problem with it then!”

Today in History September 8, 2009
1565 - A Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, FL.
1664 - The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then renamed it New York.
1866 - The first recorded birth of sextuplets took place in Chicago, IL. The parents were James and Jennie Bushnell.
1892 - An early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance" appeared in "The Youth's Companion."
1900 - Galveston, TX, was hit by a hurricane that killed about 6,000 people.
1935 - U.S. Senator Huey P. Long, "The Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, was shot and mortally wounded. He died two days later.
1945 - In Washington, DC, a bus equipped with a two-way radio was put into service for the first time.
1960 - NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, was dedicated by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The facility had been activated in July earlier that year.
1974 - U.S. President Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former U.S. President Nixon.
1997 - The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Timothy McVeigh for his role in the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City, OK.
1999 - U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno named former U.S. Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation into the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX.

Court document swears Kenyan birth cert legit -- With a scheduled hearing date Tuesday, Lucas Smith, the man who tried to sell an alleged Barack Obama Kenyan birth certificate on eBay, has filed court papers in a high-profile eligibility case insisting – under threat of perjury – that the Obama birth certificate in his possession is the genuine article.

Evicted from Your Brand New Clunker -- Roger Wiegand of Trader Tracks Newsletter finally says what I always figured: “Cash for Clunkers was a real clunker. One out of four auto buyers using this program is having buyer’s remorse as they just signed-up for so many new payments they cannot afford.” Thanks, Roger! I always had a hard time believing in the unbelievable “Cash for Clunkers” program, where the government astonishingly gives up to $4,500 to people who buy a new car!

New frugality is the new normal, by necessity -- Not unlike the Roaring '20s, which preceded the Great Depression three generations ago, people believed the good times would never end. Per capita personal spending ballooned 25 percent from 2003 to 2005, according to data from Euromonitor International. When the party ended, the nation was left with more than just a hangover. Personal debt had doubled in a decade. As of July, it stood at $13.8 trillion, or about $124,000 per household. Despite months of frugality, that was only slightly below its 2008 peak.

Bloomberg: UN Says New Currency Is Needed to Fix Broken ‘Confidence Game’ -- The dollar’s role in international trade should be reduced by establishing a new currency to protect emerging markets from the “confidence game” of financial speculation, the United Nations said. UN countries should agree on the creation of a global reserve bank to issue the currency and to monitor the national exchange rates of its members, the Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development said today in a report.

What Would the United States Look Like Without the FDIC? -- Unfortunately, the Fed’s lending powers didn’t meet the expectations of politicians and banks continued to fail. Between 1921 and 1929, there were 600 bank failures each year! During the 1930’s, people grew weary of the banking system. Consumers lost trust in the system and began to withdraw money. Banks restricted credit and liquidated their assets, leading to over 9,000 bank failures between 1930 and 1934 alone. Politicians reacted by proposing a system of deposit insurance that was backed by a Federal Agency, despite failures from similar state-level organizations, which had all gone broke by 1930.

This Recovery is an Imposter -- Without jobs, the recovery is an impostor…a phony…a fraud. Without jobs, people have no extra spending power. So they can’t buy – except by going deeper into debt. They were willing to go further into debt in ’03-’07. But not this time. They’ve reached their limit on debt. Besides, with house prices falling, who would lend to them? No new jobs = no new income. No new income = no new sales. No new sales = no new profits = no new jobs. (Thanks Jimm)

China issues world's 1st warrant for H1N1 flu vaccination -- The first people to receive the vaccinations will be those attending celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Chen said. The celebration on October 1 consists of a military parade, a mass pageant and a gala. The pageant alone will involve about 200,000 citizens.
Related Article: Will China's flu vaccine work? -- Two American academics cast doubts on the Chinese vaccine recently approved for protecting patients from swine flu.

US bracing for 1.8 million flu hospitalizations -- The U.S. is bracing for as many as 1.8 million hospital admissions for flu as students return to school and cases surge to unprecedented levels, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden said.

Airlines ratchet up prevention for swine flu -- Airlines are stowing pillows and blankets, and rolling out the disinfectant wipes to discourage transmission of the swine flu virus, all the while stressing planes are as "safe" as trains or schools.

The swine flu vaccine: will it be voluntary or mandatory? -- If you live in the UK or US and have been relying on the mainstream media for information about the swine flu vaccine you may be surprised to learn that there is a question about whether it will, in fact, be a matter of choice. Read More...

Refuse & resist mandatory flu vaccinations -- Sign the petition.

United Nations calls for one world currency -- The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said in a report published Monday that the U.S. dollar should be replaced as the world’s standard reserve currency, giving rise to a new global currency managed by an as-yet undetermined financial. regulatory organization

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Shocking documentary on The Carlyle Group -- Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy. I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government.

Confronting Russia? US Marines in the Caucasus -- From September 14-18 U.S. Marines will "examine the training of the Azerbaijan Marine Corps" and "according to the bilateral military cooperation program signed between Azerbaijan and the United States, U.S. navy experts will assess the skills of the Azerbaijani naval special forces...." Read More...

Who's in charge of government? -- Students of history know and understand when a country’s leadership does not lead uncertain things can and do happen. I believe we are at one of those points in history in this nation and I fear for what might and could happen if ordinary people who have the power to correct and improve the situation do not stand up and be heard.

What Would the United States Look Like Without the Federal Reserve? -- If it were 1934, a call to end the Federal Reserve would not have been considered anywhere close to crazy. 75 years and several crisis’s later, we’ve all but forgotten what the world would look like without the Federal Reserve system, but that doesn’t mean the idea is any less valid than it was during the Great Depression.

Medicare In Mexico -- The U.S. government should pick up the cost of health care for the elderly Americans living in Mexico. That's the gist of a new lobbying effort aimed at pushing Washington into covering foreign medical expenses for the first time via its sprawling Medicare programs. There are over 1 million U.S. citizens living south of the border, many of them retirees. The government's current position is that retired citizens cannot claim benefits for medical treatments received overseas, even if they paid into the Medicare system during their working lives.

New Scientist: Egyptian temples followed heavenly plans -- ANCIENT Egyptian temples were aligned so precisely with astronomical events that people could set their political, economic and religious calendars by them. So finds a study of 650 temples, some dating back to 3000 BC.

Cities, traffic camera companies cause vast human -- Cities in Ohio fight against the public right to vote on photo enforcement while camera company funds anti-ballot measure group in Texas.

The war on drugs is immoral idiocy -- While Latin American countries decriminalise narcotics, Britain persists in prohibition that causes vast human suffering.

The truth about Fallujah's deformed babies -- A doctor in Iraq has told Sky News that more and more children are being born with deformities in Fallujah, a city heavily bombed by the US in 2004.

FierceVaccines - Vaccine News, Vaccine Industry, Vaccine Market -- FierceVaccines is a weekly update on the vaccine industry, with a special focus on the innovations revolutionizing the development and production of vaccines.

Martial law alert over swine flu -- The Bush EOs, HSPD-21, and Pentagon plan suggest a hidden agenda behind today's Swine Flu crisis as a way to institute martial law on the pretext of a public health emergency, using hyped fear to win popular acquiescence.

US races to get millions of swine flu doses ready -- In a contest that pits human against virus, the U.S. government is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of swine flu vaccine in hopes of having millions of doses ready for use before the next wave of the pandemic H1N1 sweeps across the nation.

How Manuka honey helps fight infection -- Manuka honey may kill bacteria by destroying key bacterial proteins. Dr Rowena Jenkins and colleagues from the University of Wales Institute - Cardiff investigated the mechanisms of manuka honey action and found that its anti-bacterial properties were not due solely to the sugars present in the honey. The work was presented this week (7-10 September), at the Society for General Microbiology's meeting at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Secret US spontaneous human combustion beam tested (eww,eww,eww!!) -- American death-tech goliath Boeing has announced a long-delayed in-flight firing for the smaller of its two aeroplane raygun-cannon prototypes, the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL). The ATL blaster, mounted in a Hercules transport aircraft, apparently "defeated" an unoccupied stationary vehicle.

Curbing social dissent-non lethal weapons for Homeland security? -- When the U.S. military planned to deploy Raytheon's Active Denial System (ADS) in Iraq, it set off a political firestorm. How couldn't it? Known for its "goodbye effect," the so-called "pain ray" is a "non-lethal" directed energy weapon that repels "rioters" and other disreputable citizens by heating the outer surface of the skin to 130 degrees F. in short, directed bursts. With a range of some 550 yards, the microwave beam can penetrate clothing and its effects have been described by test subjects as nothing less than "excruciating."

Using waste to recover waste uranium -- Using bacteria and inositol phosphate, a chemical analogue of a cheap waste material from plants, researchers at Birmingham University have recovered uranium from the polluted waters from uranium mines. The same technology can also be used to clean up nuclear waste. Professor Lynne Macaskie, this week (7-10 September), presented the group's work to the Society for General Microbiology's meeting at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Man who told the world that 'ghost ship' Arctic Sea was missing flees Russia in fear of Moscow's revenge -- The man who alerted told the world that cargo ship the Arctic Sea was missing has fled Russia fearing Moscow's revenge. Russian piracy expert Mikhail Voitenko made it clear he believed the Russian state was involved in the bizarre disappearance of the ship last month.

Today in History September 7, 2009
1813 - The nickname "Uncle Sam" was first used as a symbolic reference to the United States. The reference appeared in an editorial in the New York's Troy Post.
1860 - American painter Anna Mary (Robertson Moses) was born in New York. Today it is known as "Grandma Moses Day."
1880 - George Ligowsky was granted a patent for his device that threw clay pigeons for trapshooters.
1888 - Edith Eleanor McLean became the first baby to be placed in an incubator.
1896 - A.H. Whiting won the first automobile race held on a racetrack. The race was held in Cranston, RI.
1921 - Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC, was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ.
1927 - Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting an image through purely electronic means by using an image dissector.
1977 - The Panama Canal treaties were signed by U.S. President Carter and General Omar Torrijos Herrera. The treaties called for the U.S. to turn over control of the canal's waterway to Panama in the year 2000.
1977 - G. Gordon Liddy was released from prison. He had been incarcerated for more than four years for his involvement in the Watergate conspiracy.
1984 - American Express Co. issued the first of its Platinum charge cards.
1989 - Legislation was approved by the U.S. Senate that prohibited discrimination against the handicapped in employment, public accommodations, transportation and communications.
1999 - The White House announced that 12 jailed members of the Puerto Rican independence group Armed Forces of National Liberation had accepted a clemency offer proposed by U.S. President Clinton.

Pfizer pays a record $2.3 billion to settle criminal charges -- Pfizer Inc. (PFE) claimed yet another record Wednesday. This honor, dubious at best, came about when the pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay a record $2.3 billion to settle civil and criminal charges over marketing of its recalled Bextra arthritis drug and three other medicines.

Dr. Hulda Clark passes away Sept 3 -- We just received word that Dr. Hulda Clark passed away peacefully in her sleep September 3, 2009. Since she had retired and closed her clinic last fall she has spent much time with her family.

5 more Friday bank failures -- Regulators close banks in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. 89 so far in 2009!!

New evidence of DU ammo used in Afghan war -- A classified German Army manual has thrown doubt over US and UK assurances that no depleted uranium munitions have been used in Afghanistan.

Veterans unemployment rate hits 11.3% -- The number of unemployed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is now almost the same as the number of service members currently deployed in support of those two wars, according to new Labor Department numbers.

Military to receive mandatory swine flu vaccines -- Defense officials are preparing a plan to vaccinate military personnel against the swine flu – and the vaccines will be mandatory for every active-duty soldier, sailor, airman and Marine. Defense official says 'Noncompliance is not an option'

Bill Bonner on economic depression, hyperinflation and the rapidly declining US empire -- An empire is a political bubble. It is an excessive or extraordinary event in political history. And now we have a bubble called the American empire. The US bubble, you could say, started in 1917. That's a long time ago. Americans are going to give up the thinking of imperial citizens. Good. They are already giving up bubble thinking. They don't want to borrow or spend. This news is just out. They are paying off debt faster than in 1952.

Wall Street Journal: Warning: The Deficits Are Coming! -- Mr. Walker identifies the disease as having a basic cause: "Washington is totally out of touch and out of control," he sighs. "There is political courage there, but there is far more political careerism and people dodging real solutions." He identifies entrenched incumbency as a real obstacle to change. "Members of Congress ensure they have gerrymandered seats where they pick the voters rather than the voters picking them and then they pass out money to special interests who then make sure they have so much money that no one can easily challenge them," he laments.

How Many Rabbits Are Left In The Hat? -- The fact that 65% of companies are still in the process of cutting their staff loads is quite disturbing — even manufacturing employment fell 63,000 in August, to its lowest level since April 1941 (!), despite the inventory replenishment in the automotive sector and all the excitement over the recent 50+ print in the ballyhooed ISM index. Until we see signs of a sustained turnaround in the jobs market all bets are off over the sustainability of any economic recovery.

The End of a Currency -- All those fake numbers being put out by Wall Street, the government and CNBC showing magical growth on the Ponzi paper digit (Alice in Wonderland) side of the equation must be juxtaposed against the real world manufacturing economy that has been in decline for 30 years. This is the 30 year digital/Ponzi-paper inflation crescendo that has finally crested and, like an ocean wave, will curl over and break. This is also the 30 year engineered interest rate decline that has finally reached its nadir, 0%!

Eating broccoli may prevent strokes and heart attacks, scientists claim -- A chemical found in the vegetable boosts the body's defence system to keep arteries unclogged.

Herbs can be natural pesticides -- Common herbs and spices show promise as an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional pesticides, scientists have told a major US conference.

America's bailout barons -- Ten of the top 20 financial bailout firms have revealed the details of stock options pocketed in early 2009. Based on rising stock prices, the top five executives at each of these banks have enjoyed a combined increase in the value of their stock options of nearly $90 million, according to the report, the 16th in a series of annual "Executive Excess" reports.

Insect repellent DEET is toxic to brain cells -- If you insist on using chemical laden insect repellents containing DEET, you may be getting more than you bargained for -- including damage to your central nervous system. In fact, scientists writing in the open access journal BMC Biology don't just say that more studies should be done to confirm DEET's potential neurotoxicity to humans.

Group lists worst Labor day speed traps -- The National Motorists Association (NMA) released its list of the top seven locations to avoid over the Labor Day holiday. This year, the drivers' rights group highlighted areas where heightened use of automated ticketing machines threaten those who are just passing through.

Cartoon predicts the future 50 years ago. This is amazing insight!

A Swedish charity says US troops stormed through Afghan hospital -- A Swedish charity accused American troops Monday of storming through a hospital in central Afghanistan, breaking down doors and tying up staff in a search for militants. The U.S. military said it was investigating.

Forced catheterization used in DUI case ( and the guy was under the legal limit) -- An Indiana man has filed a lawsuit claiming that police forcibly withdrew blood and urine from his body during a drunken driving arrest, WLWT-TV reported.

Go to a Pittsburgh Pirate ball game & get your free flu shot! -- The Allegheny County Health Department and County Immunization Coalition are teaming up with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide free flu shots outside PNC Park, on Federal Street, on Tuesday, September 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., before the Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs.

Utilities Smart meters save money but erode privacy - a MUST read -- Those new smart meters Peco Energy Co. and other utilities will install soon are being touted as money-savers that will give customers more control over their electric bills.

H1N1: Several states are already under a legal State of Emergency -- Check out the Federal Legal Actions & State Legal Actions.

CDC reports increase in flu activity including 1 H3N2 case -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reported an increase in pandemic H1N1 flu activity in the nation, focused primarily in five southeastern states, along with an isolated case of swine H3N2 influenza in a patient from Kansas.

The people who manufactured the virus -- Laboratory of Infectious Diseases.

9-12 rally to impeach MA Sen Richard Moore over forced vaccine legislation -- September 12 MA Rally to Impeach Sen Richard T. Moore Over Forced Vaccination Bill S2028

Should the public health response to swine flu be considered alarmist -- In a paper just published on, a US expert says that the public health measures taken in response to swine flu may be seen as alarmist, overly restrictive, or even unfounded.

WHO admits to releasing pandemic virus into population by mock up vaccines -- The document on the WHO website linked below states that it is common procedure to release pandemic viruses into the population in order to get a jump ahead of the real pandemic, so as to fast track the vaccine for when it is needed.

Raccoons to be fed vaccine for rabies -- The baits will be spread by low-flying aircraft in the first 10 days, weather permitting. The ground baiting is to run through Sept. 25, and perhaps longer, the Ohio Department of Health said in announcing the fall campaign. The baiting along Ohio's eastern border is to keep raccoons with rabies out of Ohio under a federally supervised plan. Other states involved are Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Comment: Somehow this is glossed over. They're dropping the vaccines over the area from airplanes? This is insane! Trust me, we don't have a rabies problem in Ohio. We have a stupid people problem in Ohio. (Thanks Jimm)

Semi trailer carrying missile parts overturns in ND -- Military officials said Tuesday it could take a week to clear a site in north central North Dakota where a semi trailer carrying missile parts from the Minot Air Force Base overturned.

Wall Street to securitize people's deaths? -- The New York Times published a pretty creepy article on Saturday (September 5th). The article focuses on Wall Street's new plan to make money. What's so bad about Wall Street making money? Read More...

Solar road panels to generate electricity - neat idea! -- Solar Roadways has been awarded a USDOT contract that will enable it to prototype the first-ever Solar Road Panel. The Solar Roadways will collect solar energy to power businesses and homes via structurally engineered solar panels that vehicles drive over, to be placed in parking lots and roadways in lieu of petroleum-based asphalt surfaces.
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Earth Liberation Front topples radio towers in Washington State -- Two radio station towers were toppled early Friday, and the station’s manager said an ecoterrorist group’s initials were left at the scene. An e-mail to a newspaper said the Earth Liberation Front was responsible. Read More...

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21 goals of the Illuminati & the Committee of 300

A pond farewell: states crack down on water rights violations -- Wissler residents are allowed to irrigate no more than 1,500 square feet from their individually metered wells.

34 million people have been harvested -- By 2005, the Pentagon had already amassed 34 million names and information, on young people, creating the largest repository of information on 16 to 25 year old youth, in the country" says the US military.

Diss the cops, get shot in court -- Government policy appears to have overtaken parody, at least in Jericho, Arkansas.

Today in History September 4, 2009
1609 - English navigator Henry Hudson began exploring the island of Manhattan.
1781 - Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers. The original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula," which translates as "The Town of the Queen of Angels."
1825 - New York Governor Clinton ceremoniously emptied a barrel of Lake Erie water in the Atlantic Ocean to consummate the "Marriage of the Waters" of the Great Lakes and the Atlantic.
1833 - Barney Flaherty answered an ad in "The New York Sun" and became the first newsboy/paperboy at the age of 10.
1882 - Thomas Edison's Pearl Street electric power station began operations in New York City. It was the first display of a practical electrical lighting system.
1885 - The Exchange Buffet opened in New York City. It was the first self-service cafeteria in the U.S.
1886 - Geronimo, and the Apache Indians he led, surrendered in Skeleton Canyon in Arizona to Gen. Nelson Miles.
1888 - George Eastman registered the name "Kodak" and patented his roll-film camera. The camera took 100 exposures per roll.
1894 - A strike in New York City by 12,000 tailors took place to protest sweatshops.
1899 - An 8.3 earthquake hit Yakutat Bar, AK.
1917 - Henry Ford II was born. He was the head of the Ford Motor Company for 40 years.
1921 - The first police broadcast was made by radio station WIL in St. Louis, MO.
1951 - The first live, coast-to-coast TV broadcast took place in the U.S. The event took place in San Francisco, CA, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. It was seen all the way to New York City, NY.
1957 - The Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus to keep nine black students from going into Little Rock's Central High School.
1957 - The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel. The car was so unpopular that it was taken off the market only two years.
1967 - Michigan Gov. George Romney said during a TV interview that he had undergone "brainwashing" by U.S. officials while visiting Vietnam in 1965.
1973 - John Ehrlichman and G. Gordon Liddy were indicted with two others in connection with the burglary of a psychiatrist's office two years earlier.
1997 - Three Buddhist nuns acknowledged in testimony to the U.S. Senate that their temple outside Los Angeles illegally reimbursed donors after a fund-raiser attended by Vice President Al Gore, and later destroyed or altered records.
1998 - While in Ireland, U.S. President Clinton said the words "I'm sorry" for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and described his behavior as indefensible.

China's national flag to go up in White House on Sept 20 -- Chinese associations in the United States had applied to hold a ceremony in front of the US President’s residence to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China (PRC).

CIA doctors face human experimentation claims -- Doctors and psychologists the CIA employed to monitor its "enhanced interrogation" of terror suspects came close to, and may even have committed, unlawful human experimentation, a medical ethics watchdog has alleged.

New drug for ADHD, but nobody knows how it works -- Intuniv (guanfacine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in people aged 6 to 17, drug maker Shire Plc said Thursday. The once-daily drug, to be available in 1-to-4 mg. strengths, is expected on pharmacy shelves in November, the company said in a news release. The way it works is unclear, but the drug is thought to directly engage receptors in the brain's prefrontal cortex, an area that has been linked to the disorder. (Thanks Sgams)

White House Seeks to Capture and Archive Citizens’ Comments on its Facebook, YouTube, MySpace Sites -- The Executive Office of the President is looking for a private contractor to capture and archive comments and information posted on social networking and new media sites where the White House has established a presence.

VA won't pay benefits to Marine injured by vaccine -- The VA was unable to say how many claims have been rejected because of vaccine-related injuries. "It's for traumatic injury, not disease; not illness; not preventive medicine," said Stephen Wurtz, deputy assistant director for insurance at the VA. "It has nothing to do with not believing these people deserve some compensation for their losses." Read more of the article...

The Voice of a New Generation of Veterans -- After Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, White House Aide Tackles Policy Challenges.

Rhode Island governor: State to lay off 1,000 workers -- Gov. Don Carcieri said Thursday that he will lay off 1,000 state workers after a judge issued a last-minute ruling blocking him from shutting down the government for a day to save money.

FTC warns Daniel Chapter One to lie about cancer remedies -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is at war with online retailers of nutritional supplements and natural remedies, but it recently lost a major battle: Lane Labs, which has suffered under FTC and FDA tyranny for years, recently won a significant battle against the corrupt agency. After the FTC tried to sue Lane Labs for $24 million, claiming "contempt of court" for the company telling the truth about the efficacy of its products, a federal judge ruled against the FTC, explaining that Lane Labs was telling the scientifically-validated truth about its products when it described their health benefits.

Neurologists urged to watch for swine flu vaccine side effect -- The last time the United States had a swine flu scare, mass vaccinations led to an even bigger worry that the injections might have caused a few dozen cases of a rare disease called Guillain-Barre syndrome, which paralyzes parts of the nervous system, usually temporarily.

Swine, bird flu causes similar lung damage -- The lungs of people who have died from swine flu look more like those of the victims of H5N1 avian influenza than those of people who succumb to regular flu, the chief of infectious diseases pathology at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says.

Swine flu deaths estimates scaled down -- The government has down-scaled the potential threat from swine flu, based on new scientific advice. The 65,000 figure assumed a mortality of 0.35% or three and a half in every 1,000 people infected, and that 30% of the UK population would get infected.

Feds engage media on pandemic vaccine communication -- In advance of the expected pandemic H1N1 vaccination campaign this fall, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday invited the media to join federal officials in a tabletop exercise to prepare for some possible communications challenges.

Flu season & the CDC media partnership by Dr Sherry Tenpenny -- As predictable as the return of yellow school buses and fall foliage, the arrival
of fall also brings the escalating chatter about the approaching flu season. This year, the risk of an impending pandemic adds to the usual push to get everyone vaccinated with both the annual flu shot and the new, experimental swine flu vaccine. Read More...

Flu vaccine & the risk of cancer (also by Dr Sherry Tenpenny) -- Clinical trials will be short – less than three weeks – and the potential for
the addition of toxic oil-in-water, adjuvants to be added at the last minute to stretch the vaccine supply is disconcerting. However, the problems with flu shots go beyond current concerns. The new manufacturing process for flu shots, called cell-line technologies, are as of yet little know and have the potential for serious long term consequences.

FDA bans natural thyroid products -- We have learned that Time-Cap Labs, producer of a generic version of the brand name drug Armour, a natural and bioidentical thyroid replacement, has been ordered by the FDA to stop production.

Washington Supreme Court protects innocent owners from car seizure -- Washington State Supreme Court rules that vehicles may not be seized from owners who have not committed any crime.

Oppose Obamacare? You are a right wing terrorist -- According to an "Organizing for America" campaign document unveiled by the Heritage Foundation the plan involves having activists telephone their "State Senators" on Sept. 11, 2009, to demand a "public option" which essentially would involve a government-funded and government-run monopoly on health care.

Diebold sells off Elections division to competitor -- Diebold, maker of touch-screen voting systems that have brought controversy after controversy upon the company, said Thursday that it will sell off most of it’s elections-related business, calling it a losing investment and a persistent “distraction.”

China pushes gold & silver investment to the masses -- A report suggests that the Chinese government is pushing the general public into buying gold and silver bullion, which could have a dramatic effect on the markets.

Health care reform means more power for the IRS (this is very scary) -- In short, health care reform, as currently envisioned by Democratic leaders, would be built on the foundation of an expanded and more intrusive IRS.

US Congressman warns of dictatorship -- U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens, GA) told a meeting of the Morgan County Republicans on Wednesday night that Obama already has or will have the three things he needs to make himself a dictator: a national police force, gun control and control over the press.

Class action lawsuit filed over mass arrests at RNC in Minnesota -- The city has admitted that people were arrested preemptively in this park,” said attorney Robert Kolstad at a press conference held on the site of the mass arrest today. “They arrested them because they were afraid of what they might do in the future, which is a dangerous path for our government to take.

The Obama I pledge video

President Obama’s Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009

Governor Balducci proclaims civil emergency over H1N1 -- Gov. John Baldacci on Tuesday declared a statewide civil emergency because of the H1N1 influenza virus, paving the way for mass immunization of Maine schoolchildren and other residents.

Maine under martial law: governor proclaims civil emergency over swine flu pandemic. WHO & Rockefeller take charge -- Maine Governor John Baldacci on September 1st signed a civil emergency decree over the "swine flu" that officially moves the state of Maine from civil to martial law with WHO and the UN having primary control.

First swine flu vaccine trial reveals strong immune response in one dose -- Results from the first swine-flu vaccine trials taking place in Leicester reveal a strong immune response after just one dose.

Single flu dose or two? Why doctors aren't sure -- Why do scientists warn it may take two doses of vaccine to protect against swine flu when one dose is the norm in a regular flu season? Blame your naive immune system.

Why health care workers won't take the swine flu vaccine -- Can vaccinations actually fuel pandemics? According to a study released August 26, 2009 by the British Medical Journal, more than half of Hong Kong's healthcare workers surveyed said they would refuse the H1N1 shot, which is not yet available, because they are afraid of side effects and doubt how safe and effective it will be.

Food stamp list soars past 35 million: USDA -- More than 35 million Americans received food stamps in June, up 22 percent from June 2008 and a new record as the country continued to grapple with the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Disaster preparedness - Principles of Self Sufficiency

Gmail may hand over IP addresses of journalists -- A California court has issued a subpoena demanding Google reveal the IP addresses of journalists writing for a corruption busting journal from the Caribbean.

Bank of America asks armless man for thumbprint, deny to cash check -- What seemed to be a very simple task and almost a daily routine, an American armless man was denied cashing a check because he could not provide a thumbprint scan.

Town seethes after cops shock 76 year old in parade -- Police use Taser on 76-year-old in a dispute about where to end parade procession.

Scared by 'frankenfoods"? Just wait for "nanofoods" -- If you thought genetically modified food stirred controversy, just wait for "nanofoods."

Artificial sweeteners help you gain weight -- Artificial sweeteners do nothing to help weight loss and could actually cause us to pile on the pounds, scientists say. Our bodies are unable to distinguish between the calorie-free sugar substitutes widely used in the food industry and the real thing, research suggests.

Today in History September 3, 2009
1783 - The Revolutionary War between the U.S. and Great Britain ended with the Treaty of Paris.
1833 - The first successful penny newspaper in the U.S., "The New York Sun," was launched by Benjamin H. Day.
1838 - Frederick Douglass boarded a train in Maryland on his way to freedom from being a slave.
1935 - Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles an hour. He reached 304.331 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
1954 - "The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.
1967 - In Sweden motorist stopped driving on the left side of the road and began driving on the right side.
1976 - The U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet's surface.
1981 - David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years to join with ABC.
1989 - The U.S. began shipping military aircraft and weapons, worth $65 million, to Columbia in its fight against drug lords.
1994 - In Alaska, two teenagers were exiled by an American Indian Tribal panel. The teenagers were sent to an uninhabited island for one year for beating and robbing a pizza deliveryman.

Iowa Quarantine Order -- Look what it says: The Iowa Department of Public Health (Department) has determined that you have had contact with a person with Novel Influenza A H1N1. The Department has determined that it is necessary to quarantine your movement to a specific facility to prevent further spread of this disease. The Department has determined that quarantine in your home and other less restrictive alternatives are not acceptable because [insert the reason home quarantine is not acceptable, the person violated a previously issued home quarantine order, the person does not have an appropriate home setting conducive to home quarantine, etc.] The Department is therefore ordering you to comply with the following provisions during the entire period of quarantine: Read More...

Defense Department to Start H1N1 Flu Vaccinations -- All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official said today. The H1N1 vaccination program will begin in early October, said Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Wayne Hachey, director of preventive medicine for Defense Department health affairs.

Obama to spend another $2.7 billion to fight swine flu -- The Obama administration will spend an additional $2.7 billion to buy swine flu drugs and vaccines, just days after White House science advisers called the pandemic "a serious threat to our nation."

Emory University in Atlanta isolates swine flu students into 1 dorm -- Emory University has moved about 50 students with swine flu into a separate dorm, where they are not attending classes and school workers are delivering food to them, officials said.

The Coming Deposit Insurance Bailout -- It isn't as if regulators don't understand the problem. Earlier this year they quietly asked Congress to provide up to $500 billion in Treasury loans to repay depositors. The FDIC can draw up to $100 billion merely by asking, while the rest requires Treasury approval. The request was made on the political QT because, amid the uproar over TARP and bonuses, no one in Congress or the Obama Administration wanted to admit they'd need another bailout.
Can the coming FDIC bailout cause a run on the banks? -- What if everyone took SOME money out of the bank? Only a few people would need to take out all of their money, and the banks would suddenly start limiting withdrawals. That would cause more panic among the people, and then a bank run would occur. This system is in a very precarious state, and it is about to get even more precarious.

Offshore Bellwether Blacklists the U.S. -- Rob called my attention to the announcement today by the venerable Wegelin & Co., Switzerland’s oldest private bank, that it will stop doing business in the United States and with Americans. Founded in 1741, the St. Gallen-based bank, said their decision was a response to stricter measures introduced in the U.S. against tax evasion and projected changes in U.S. estate tax laws, which could make some non-U.S. citizens liable for U.S. taxes if they inherit U.S. securities.

College kids start classes taking swine flu with them -- Tennessee campuses brace for more as colleges hit with cases of suspected H1N1.

A list of government publications concerning the 1976 swine flu & vaccine-a lot of similarities to today

Maryland Gov. Calls Seasonal Flu Shots a 'Patriotic Duty' -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Wednesday said it was residents' "patriotic duty" to get seasonal flu shots in coming weeks to make it easier for health officials to determine if outbreaks are related to H1N1, or swine flu.

Home Page of the CDC where they are tracking each State as it comes on line in compliance with the Feds pig flu program -- Bookmark it and check back often.....

Higher cancer rates in under 18 cell phone users -- The great cell phone cover-up may be coming to an end. A new report may finally wake the public up to the brain-cancer risks of cell phones and force necessary preventive measures.

Indoctrination alert! Protect your kids on September 8 -- This Tuesday Sept. 8th President Obama is planning to address the nation's school children DIRECTLY, through a live internet broadcast at 12 noon. If you do not want Obama to have access to your children to say whatever he wants to them during their school hours without you being there, there are a few things you can do: Read More...
Big Brother Barack: Students Must Read Books About Him Prior to National School Address
Get the Classroom Agendas here: Grades preK-6 and Grades 7-12 (To find this info, just scroll down to Sept. 2 news)

Mercury found in blood of one third of American women -- The level of inorganic mercury in the blood of American women has been increasing since 1999 and it is now found in the blood of one in three women, according to a new analysis of government data for more than 6,000 American women.

Thimerosal, organic mercury, swine flu & you -- The U.S. Geological Survey did a study that found mercury in fish from every one of 291 streams they tested across the United States. You don’t need me to tell you that mercury is dangerous, but I started researching mercury to find out how dangerous.

Terri Schiavo's father passed away on August 29 -- Robert Schindler Sr. died today, August 29, 2009. At this time the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation and the Schindler family will not be accepting inquires from the media. A statement will be released at a later time.

Ex Representative Traficant released from prison -- Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant walked out of a Minnesota prison Wednesday morning after serving a seven-year sentence for bribery and racketeering.

Go to Pittsburgh (G-20) young man and defy your empire -- Shock troops and “free speech zones” have become the norm at mass gatherings in modern America.

Pfizer settles fraud charges for $2.1 billion -- Pfizer will pay the government $2.3 billion to settle criminal and civil charges that it promoted off-label uses for the disgraced painkiller valdecoxib (Bextra) and three other drugs.

Contractors in Kabul accused of lewd & deviant behavior -- A national watchdog group is asking the Pentagon to deploy military minders to oversee a group of contractors hired to guard the US Embassy in Kabul. The group reports that guards there created a "Lord of the Flies"-like environment that threatened embassy security.

Boeing's new death beam zaps vehicle -- Boeing announced yesterday that the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) — a C-130H cargo aircraft tricked out with a chemical laser — had successfully engaged a “tactically representative target,” i.e., a vehicle parked on the ground.

Preparing for a riot -- Area agencies receive crowd-control training.

Chinese villagers riot over polluting plant: residents -- Villagers in southeastern China attacked police and took local officials hostage in protests over a wastewater treatment plant they accuse of pollution, residents and state media said Tuesday.

US Dept of Energy trying to fast track nuclear loans -- The U.S. Department of Energy is attempting to fast track its nuclear loan guarantee program by drastically limiting the opportunity for the public to comment on changes to its regulations.

Whistleblower releases Skype snooping code -- The source code for a Windows Trojan capable of recording Skype calls as MP3 files has been released in a move that spells bad news for VoIP confidentiality.

Crisis as a way to build a totalitarian state -- As the world financial and economic crisis comes into its own, the Western community leaders are seeking to impress on mankind the idea that this upheaval will end up ‘turning the world into something different’.

Psychology Today hit piece labels conspiracy thinking a psychotic illness -- In an article entitled Dark Minds: When does incredulity become paranoia, Psychology Today writer John Gartner attempts to make the case that the concerns of “conspiracy theorists” are not based in reality but are a product of mental instability, while himself fulfilling every criteria for what he claims classifies such people as psychotics – ignoring evidence that contradicts his preconceptions while embracing the ludicrous “conspiracy theory” that powerful men and governments do not conspire to advance their power.

Fluoride & the atomic bomb program -- Some 50 years after United States authorities began adding fluoride to public water supplies to reduce cavities in children's teeth, recently discovered declassified government documents are shedding new light on the roots of that still-controversial public health measure, revealing a surprising connection between the use of fluoride and the dawning of the nuclear age. Today, two-thirds of US public drinking water is fluoridated. Many municipalities still resist the practice, disbelieving the government's assurances of safety.

Magnesium the miracle mineral -- The array of bodily functions that can work normally only with sufficient magnesium is staggering. Every system of the body is affected, but most particularly the circulatory system. This is critical because every cell of the body depends on an adequate flow of blood.

20,000,000 bats from the Bracken, TX bat cave captured on weather radar!

All in the mind: the telepathy chip that allows you to turn on the tv with the power of thought -- A ‘telepathy’ chip that allows people to control computers, televisions and light switches by the power of thought is being developed by British scientists. The tiny sensor would sit on the surface of the brain, picking up the electrical activity of nerve cells and passing the signal wirelessly to a receiver on the skull. The signal would then be used to control a cursor on a computer screen,

Today in History Sept 2, 2009
31 B.C. - The Roman leader Octavian defeated the alliance of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. Octavian, as Augustus Caesar, became the first Roman emperor.
0490 - Phidippides of Athens was sent to seek help against the invading Persian Army. The runner was the inspiration for the 26-mile marathon of the Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.
1666 - The Great Fire of London broke out. The fire burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral. 6 people were killed.
1775 - Hannah, the first American war vessel was commissioned by General George Washington.
1789 - The U.S. Treasury Department was established.
1864 - During the U.S. Civil War Union forces led by Gen. William T. Sherman occupied Atlanta following the retreat of the Confederates.
1897 - The first issue of "McCall’s" magazine was published. The magazine had been known previously as "Queens Magazine" and "Queen of Fashion."
1901 - Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice President, said "Speak softly and carry a big stick" in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair.
1930 - The "Question Mark" made the first non-stop flight from Europe to the U.S. The plane was flown by Captain Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte.
1938 - The first railroad car to be equipped with fluorescent lighting was put into operation on the New York Central railroad.
1945 - Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II. The war ended six years and one day after it began.
1962 - Ken Hubbs, of the Chicago Cubs, set a major-league baseball fielding record when he played errorless for his 74th consecutive game.
1963 - The integration of Tuskegee High School was prevented by state troopers assigned by Alabama Gov. George Wallace. Wallace had the building surrounded by state troopers.
1963 - "The CBS Evening News" was lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
1985 - It was announced that the Titanic had been found on September 1 by a U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The luxury liner had been missing for 73 years.
1991 - The U.S. formally recognized the independence of Lithuania, Lativa and Estonia.
1992 - The U.S. and Russia agreed to a joint venture to build a space station.

2002 Article: FEMA gunmen deputized to help administer vaccines -- "FEMA officials are directing police chiefs nationwide to search local gun owner records to identify and train civilian deputies to secure smallpox vaccination sites. Authorities claim this availability of lethal force is meant to reduce risks and protect volunteers." (could this be utilized today?)

The Iowa Department of Public Health Press Release -- The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has learned a copy of Iowa's "Facility Quarantine Order" template is being circulated on the Internet. It is not known who accessed this document. To ensure there is no confusion on this issue, IDPH wants to make it clear that Iowa has not issued any isolation and quarantine orders for novel influenza A (H1N1), and has no plans to issue any this fall. (Anyone believe this?) Related Article: Iowa officials say no quarantine for swine flu

Cops jump on swine-flu power: Shots heard 'round the world -- A "pandemic response bill" currently making its way through the Massachusetts state legislature would allow authorities to forcefully quarantine citizens in the event of a health emergency, compel health providers to vaccinate citizens, authorize forceful entry into private dwellings and destruction of citizen property and impose fines on citizens for noncompliance.

Monsanto in Iraq & Afghanistan -- From the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, OCA has been tracking the opportunities for Monsanto, a well-known war profiteer (Agent Orange, Vietnam), to take advantage of the current occupations. These include pushing glyphosate (Monsanto's Roundup herbicide) for poppy eradication in Afghanistan and opening the Iraqi market to the patenting of plants and seeds while preventing farmers from saving registered seed varieties.
Related Article: National Guard now has Agri Business development teams

Good info site for vaccinations and the risks associated to them -- Learn About Specific Vaccines, Reactions/Conditions, vaccine Risks, Vaccine Ineffectiveness, Vaccine Ingredients and much more!!

Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone® Vaccine Package Insert -- EDUCATE YOURSELF...!!!! What to do if you Plan to Decline - Who have been Designated as Priority Recipients for the First Wave of Experimental Swine-flu Vaccines? Read More!!!

Florida quarantine guidelines -- By authority of Chapter 381 and 252, Florida Statutes and Chapter 64D-3, Florida Administrative Code.

Petition Opposing Government-Run, Socialized Health Care -- has launched this emergency citizen petition opposing the government takeover of our healthcare system. We have just a few weeks to rally hundreds of thousands of citizens. Please sign and refer your friends. (Thanks Mick)

The 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) Outbreak: Selected Legal Issues -- Recent human cases of infection with a novel influenza A(H1N1) virus have been identified both internationally and in the United States. Since there has been human to human transmission and the new virus has the potential to become pandemic, it is timely to examine legal issues surrounding this emerging public health threat.1 This report will provide a brief overview of selected legal issues.

Flu precautions 'extraordinary': Obama -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday his government's plans to combat an expected spike in (A)H1N1 flu were "extraordinary" but warned Americans to follow advice to stave off infections. Three US government agencies earlier Tuesday said they would enlist Sesame Street muppets Elmo and Gordon in a campaign of new public service announcements.

Neurologists to monitor effects of H1N1 vaccines -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) are requesting neurologists to report any possible new cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) following 2009 H1N1 flu vaccination using the CDC and U. S. Food and Drug Administration Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

University of Kansas students isolated by the flu -- University officials have asked the girls to stay in their dorm suite to limit exposure to other students. The school provides door-to-door delivery from the campus dining hall, giving the girls one less reason to have to leave their immediate four walls.

Seller, beware: Feds cracking down on secondhand sales of some products -- If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal government is cracking down on the secondhand sales of dangerous and defective products.

RFID chip to detect swine flu virus? -- Realizing the seriousness of the situation, VeriChip, the only company in the world which has been federally approved for producing radio microchips for implanting in humans has now started working towards creating an RFID chip which can detect the presence of deadly swine flu and other viruses which are being deemed as bio threat.

NYC to give kids free swine flu shots -- All New York City schoolchildren can get free swine flu shots under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to contain the virus this fall and winter.

China Drywall Article - Drywall Clouds on Hovnanian Horizon -- Builders have been disclosing their exposure to allegedly defective drywall -- also known as wallboard -- imported from China during the housing boom. A growing number of homeowners complain that it generates sulfurous odors and corrosion. These complaints have led to continuing investigations by several government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, and some of their results are expected next month.

Mercury in Fluorescent bulbs poisons factory workers -- Energy efficiency for the First World comes at a high cost for factory workers in China, with high rates of mercury poisoning being reported among employees in the plants that make compact fluorescent light bulbs.

War is business and business is good! -- Northrop, Boeing Eyed For Project Liberty - Project Liberty arose out of an urgent need by commanders in U.S. Central Command for full-motion video and signals intelligence collection, and Gates continues to push for sending more ISR to the field faster. (Thanks Jimm)

Turning point for gold as Central Banks become buyers -- However Nichols notes that others believe all 403 tons of IMF gold may be sold "off the market" directly to one or a few central banks - with China, Russia, India, Brazil, or the Gulf states mentioned as possible buyers. If this happens this would be a huge boost for the perception of gold's position as a monetary asset. Comment: The countries mentioned have been commonly been referred to as the BRICK countries in the media (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea, the latter not mentioned in the article). (Thanks Again, Jimm!)

Contractors outnumber US troops in Afghanistan -- Civilian contractors working for the Pentagon in Afghanistan not only outnumber the uniformed troops, according to a report by a Congressional research group, but also form the highest ratio of contractors to military personnel recorded in any war in the history of the United States.

Bailout “profit” is taxpayers’ loss -- A very dangerous misconception is taking root in the press, that in addition to saving the world financial system, the bank bailout is making taxpayers money. “As big banks repay bailout, U.S. sees profit” read the headline in the New York Times on Monday. The story was parroted on evening newscasts.

When cocaine & Monsanto's Roundup collide-a war on drugs becomes a war on science -- At the intersection of cocaine and Roundup in rural South America, Monsanto and the U.S. government are struggling to keep up appearances. That's becoming more and more difficult as the unanticipated hazards of genetic modification become clearer.

Russian professor: the collapse of the US could begin in 2 months -- Russian Professor Igor Panarin says that events are continuing to confirm his doomsday prediction first made over 10 years ago, that the United States will completely collapse like the Soviet Union before the end of 2010, and warns that the chaos could begin to unfold in as little as two months.

Former high ranking intelligence officer: Cheney responsible for 9-11 -- David Steele is a former 20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence, and former CIA clandestine services case officer.

World's stocks controlled by select few -- A recent analysis of the 2007 financial markets of 48 countries has revealed that the world's finances are in the hands of just a few mutual funds, banks, and corporations. This is the first clear picture of the global concentration of financial power, and point out the worldwide financial system's vulnerability as it stood on the brink of the current economic crisis.

Mobile phone child safety guidelines to be dropped -- At least nine out of 10 British 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than four in 10 primary schoolchildren. Current advice from the Department of Health had said that research showed mobile phone use “affects brain activity”, although it conceded there were “significant gaps in our scientific knowledge”. But a draft of a new advisory leaflet for parents now makes clear that precautions need not be taken when it comes to children.

Nuke lab builds beating drum sonic blaster -- A Tennessee lab primarily responsible for building components for nuclear weapons is branching off into the nonlethal weapons business with a device that could repel terrorists and criminals.

Best visions of the night sky-astronomer of the year -- Star trails, horse heads and shadowy moons are some of the sights captured by stargazers across the world vying for the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

Homeland Security called out to look for bank robber -- Several blocks of the neighborhood around Olympic Medical Center were closed to traffic for hours Monday afternoon as law officers -- many carrying large automatic weapons -- searched alleys, yards and streets for the bandit, who entered Sterling Savings Bank, 1033 E. First St., around 12:20 p.m. and forced a teller to empty her cash drawer at gunpoint.

Today in History September 1, 2009
1799 - The Bank of Manhattan Company opened in New York City, NY. It was the forerunner of Chase Manhattan.
1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason.
1810 - The first plow with interchangeable parts was patented by John J. Wood.
1859 - The Pullman sleeping car was placed into service.
1878 - Emma M. Nutt became the first female telephone operator in the U.S. The company was the Telephone Dispatch Company of Boston.
1884 - The Thomas A. Edison Construction Department and the Edison Company for Isolated Lighting merged.
1887 - Emile Berliner filed for a patent for his invention of the lateral-cut, flat-disk gramophone. It is a device that is better known as a record player. Thomas Edison made the idea work.
1897 - The first section of Boston's subway system was opened.
1922 - The first daily news program on radio was "The Radio Digest," on WBAY radio in New York City, NY.
1923 - About 100,000 people were killed when an earthquake hit Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan.
1942 - A federal judge in Sacramento, CA, upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals. .
1979 - The U.S. Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn.
1985 - The Titanic was found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S. and French expedition. The wreck site is located 963 miles northeast of New York and 453 miles southeast of the Newfoundland coast.

* Model Letter to the Governor Regarding Pandemic Influenza Response Plans
* Actual letter to Idaho Governor Regarding Forced Vaccinations
        * Dr. Sherri Tenpenny The Truth about the Flu Shot Handout

U.N. Report Advocates Teaching Masturbation to 5-Year-Olds -- The United Nations is recommending that children as young as five receive mandatory sexual education that would teach even pre-kindergarteners about masturbation and topics like gender violence.

History of Camp Crane from 1918 flu epidemic-interesting info -- Camp Crane ultimately proved not to be an escape community, and for this reason we chose not to include it in our final report. The experience of the camp during the 1918-1920 influenza epidemic was still rather remarkable, however, given that the camp was located on a very small parcel of land in the middle of busy downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania. We therefore decided to present the research materials here.

Iowa Department of Public Health -- This is the 1st letter that is sent out to those who are a threat to the community who have been exposed to H1N1 in Iowa. This letter explains that you are confined to your home. If you do not stay confirmed to your home, you get the second letter which is located at: Quarantine Order novelflu filled in 4-30-09.pdf 

US Hummers enter Pakistan, undercover soldiers & Blackwater in Islamabad -- Undercover armed Americans are swarming the Pakistani capital in the latest sign that the elected government has allowed Washington to dispatch what is believed to be a large number of American special operations agents and contractual security guards, including the infamous Blackwater private militia.

If This Is A Recovery, Why Doesn't It Feel That Way? -- Academic economists can point to all the positive "leading indicators" they want. Politicians can claim that the worst is over. Realtors can claim that real estate prices have bottomed. Stock market bulls can proclaim the dawn of a new secular bull market. Larry Kudlow can talk about the "King Dollar. " I'm sorry, but something doesn't sound right. Something doesn't feel right. I am wondering what desperate people will think and do when they lose their jobs, their homes, and their businesses. I am wondering what will happen when a lot of people have lost everything.

Soldier's service leads to a custody battle at home -- Custody disputes involving returning members of the service have long been an unpleasant fact of military life, but the increasing number of women involved in combat overseas has brought new wrinkles. Read More...

Farmer's Almanac predicts numbing cold this winter -- Americans may want to check their sweaters and shovels _ the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a cold winter. The 2010 edition of the venerable almanac goes on sale Tuesday. It predicts numbing cold from the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians.

Texas loses more than 32,000 oil & gas jobs -- So far this year, the state’s oil and gas sector has shed more than 32,000 jobs through July 2009. And thousands of more jobs are expected to be lost before the year is up.

Expect your computer to be seized without suspicion -- The US Dept. of Homeland Security published a paper referring to new guidelines for its immigration and customs agents regarding how they may conduct border searches of travelers’ computers and electronic media.

Leaked French document reveals details of WHO forced vaccination program starting Sept 28 -- EMERGENCY UPDATE: French government document details forced mass vaccination plans from September 28th: GPs and hospitals to be excluded. Similar documents believed to be circulating in all WHO member states.

I'll Give Up My Chicken When They Pry It From My Cold Dead Hands -- Apparently the U.S. is getting ready to require every citizen who owns even a single backyard chicken to register their livestock and implant them with a microchip that will allow both identification and tracking. The chicken (or goat or pig) owner will be required to notify the government when the animal is moved, say to the county fair 4-H barn. And when the animal dies the owner will have to fill out a form and submit it to the authorities within 24 hours. AND the owner will be required to register visitors to their property, whether they come into contact with the livestock or not. This sounded too ridiculous to be real.

Walmart closing store in Connecticut due to economy -- The New Britain Wal-Mart store, which opened on Slater Road in 1997 with a strong local welcome and later moved to Farmington Avenue, became the retail giant's first location in the state to close for economic reasons on Monday. "Now we will have to travel to Farmington or Bristol," said Lidia Welna, a customer who lives nearby.

Schools ban touching to limit spread of H1N1 -- Glen Cove District Students Urged To Have No Skin-On-Skin Contact. With Swine Flu Outbreak Looming Parents Told To Provide Kids With Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Ibuprofen.

90,000 flu deaths. Where did that number come from? -- The warning is dire: Up to 90,000 "possible" deaths from a potential swine flu outbreak.
But how did the president's science advisers, who came up with the number, reach that estimate?

The Swine Flu Hype Center -- Swine Flu Hype is truly the next round, following the 2006 episode of Bird Flu Hype. This section will document this rapidly unfolding story and give you links to information you may have missed. Scan the articles and sections on the Bird Flu Hype page. History is repeating itself.

Why swine flu vaccines don't add up. Doing the (fuzzy) math -- Here's a seventh grade word problem for you: If swine flu has infected one million people and killed 500, how many people might be expected to die if it infects 150 million people (assuming no major changes in the virus)? The correct answer, of course, is 75,000 people, and that's within the range of the number of swine flu deaths now being publicly predicted by the White House. Read More...


EU starts turning out old fashioned light bulbs -- Tuesday marks the beginning of the end for traditional, energy-guzzling light bulbs throughout Europe, with the 100-watt and frosted bulbs the first to go.

Chemicals leach from packaging -- Plastic, rubber, cardboard, metal, and glass packaging act as a barrier against all sorts of contamination, but they are also a source of contamination. Some components of food packaging end up in your food.

Pittsburg City council mulls assault weapons ban for G-20 summit -- As the G-20 Summit nears, Pittsburgh City Council is considering the possibility of instituting an assault weapons ban during the high-profile event.

Rise of mercenary armies threatens world -- The growing use of private armies not only subjects target populations to savage warfare but makes it easier for the White House to subvert domestic public opinion and wage wars. Americans are less inclined to oppose a war that is being fought by hired foreign mercenaries, even when their own tax dollars are being squandered to fund it.

A primer on martial law -- In sum, “martial law” in the third sense of that term cannot exist in this country. It is a legal impossibility. Participation in it would constitute the most serious of all crimes. And it would supply just grounds for mass resistance among the citizenry aimed at overthrowing whatever purported governmental apparatus attempted to impose it.

The effect of economic recessions on population health -- Studies show that unemployment can be bad for people's health, yet smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and overeating decline during recessions with beneficial impacts on health. Perhaps even more importantly when unemployment rates soar, people have more time for friends and family (especially children) which results in lower mortality.

Major bills to defeat after August recess by Devvy Kidd

Natural compounds & chemotherapeutic drugs may become partners in cancer therapy -- Research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University suggests that some natural food compounds, which previously have been studied for their ability to prevent cancer, may be able to play a more significant role in treating it – working side-by-side with the conventional drugs that are now used in chemotherapy.

Military cancels controversial reporter rating contract -- On Monday last week, Stars & Stripes broke the story that U.S. forces in Afghanistan had hired The Rendon Group, a D.C.-based media consulting firm, to write assessments of war reporters. On Sunday, the military canceled Rendon’s contract. “As the senior U.S. communicator in Afghanistan, it was clear that the issue of Rendon’s support to U.S. forces in Afghanistan had become a distraction from our main mission,” Rear Adm. Gregory J. Smith, said in an e-mail to Stars & Stripes.

International Paper treads Monsanto's path to 'Frankenforests", GM trees to be planted all over country -- International Paper Co., the world’s largest pulp and paper maker, plans to remake commercial forests in the same way Monsanto Co. revolutionized farms with genetically modified crops.

'Man in a Van' collecting stories of recession -- The man behind the wheel is Aaron Heideman, 29, an artist from Grants Pass, Ore., who in the past year lost his job at a paint store and began sleeping in the van. He hit the road July 1 with what he calls "The Man in a Van Project," angling for a $250,000 prize at an art fair.

Iraqi drought called worst since earliest civilization -- A water shortage described as the most critical since the earliest days of Iraq's civilisation is threatening to leave up to 2 million people in the south of the country without electricity and almost as many without drinking water.

Can cell phone towers damage honeybees? -- Mobile towers are posing a threat to honey bees in Kerala withe electromagnetic radiation from mobile towers and cell phones having the potential to kill worker bees that go out to collect nectar from flowers, says a study.

Pictures from London of the Muslin Protesters -- Older photos from 2006 but worth taking a re-look. Pictures of Moslems who marched throughout the streets of London in 2006 during their Religion of Peace Demonstration.



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